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Re: History by Locomotive 319

Banana Express
 

Hi André,

 

Another builders date for you:

 

36-205 is 30-09-1980.

 

It should be noted that the builders type number was stamped on the frame, but instead of the builders serial they used the last three digits of the loco running number.  For example 36-209 was stamped 115-209.  Some of these numbers were reverse stamped: eg 234-115, others so noted were 234/235/240/241/245-115 and 251/257/270-118.

 

Regards

Peter

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of André Kritzinger
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 0:16
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: [sar-l] History by Locomotive 319

 

History by Locomotive no. 319 - 1980

* After strikes led by Lech Wałęsa at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the trade union Solidarity is established.

* Zimbabwe breaks diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa but maintains a commercial mission in Johannesburg.

* The Staggers Rail Act deregulates American railroads.

* An oil rig drills into a salt mine under Lake Peigneur that swallows the rig, eleven barges and 65 acres of terrain.

* John Lennon is shot dead outside his apartment in New York.

Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 319

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 319 - 1980
* After strikes led by Lech Wałęsa at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the trade union Solidarity is established.
* Zimbabwe breaks diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa but maintains a commercial mission in Johannesburg.
* The Staggers Rail Act deregulates American railroads.
* An oil rig drills into a salt mine under Lake Peigneur that swallows the rig, eleven barges and 65 acres of terrain.
* John Lennon is shot dead outside his apartment in New York.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_locomotive_history
http://grela.rrpicturearchives.net/
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=12115

History by Locomotive 318

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 318 - 1980
* Operation Eagle Claw in Iran ends in a debacle after a Sikorsky hover-taxi ground collision with an EC-130.
* Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicates and her daughter Beatrix accedes to the throne.
* The eruption of Mount St. Helens kills 57.
* Bombs explode at Sasol One and Two and Natref Eight at Sasolburg and Secunda.
* Baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Uluru, reportedly taken by a dingo.
 
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 317

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 317 - 1980
* Four Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorists kill two civilians and hold bank staff and customers hostage in Silverton.
* Fifty die at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia when a Vostok-2M rocket explodes on its launch pad during fueling.
* A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reefs gold mine plunges 1.9 kilometres, killing 23.
* Samuel Doe seizes power in a coup in Liberia that ends over 130 years of democratic presidential succession.
* Zimbabwe gains de jure independence from the United Kingdom with Robert Mugabe as Prime Minister.
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 316

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 316 - 1979
* Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power in Iran.
* America's most serious nuclear power plant accident occurs at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania.
* Tanzanian troops take Kampala, capital of Uganda, and Idi Amin flees to Libya.
* Margaret Thatcher becomes British prime minister.
* Following the Information Scandal, John Vorster resigns as State President of South Africa.
* A bomb explodes at the Sasol Oil Refineries and causes massive structural damage.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 315

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 315 - 1978
* John Vorster becomes State President.
* Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I as the 264th pope, resulting in the thirteenth Year of Three Popes.
* The South African Railways sets a still unbeaten world rail speed record.
* In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his People’s Temple cult in a mass murder-suicide that claims 918 lives.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 314

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 314 - 1978
* Marais Viljoen becomes acting State President.
* Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.
* P.W. Botha succeeds John Vorster as Prime Minister.
* The African National Congress attempts to kill about 500 of its own cadres by poisoning their food.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 313

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 313 - 1978
* South Africa's Atomic Energy Corporation builds South Africa's first nuclear weapon.
* More than 200 tourists die in an explosion of a tanker-truck at a campsite in Costa Daurada in Spain.
* Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, is born in Oldham in Manchester.
* State President Nico Diederichs dies in office.
 
 
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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History by Locomotive 312

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 312 - 1978
* Afghanistan President Daoud Khan is assassinated and the still ongoing Afghan Civil War begins.
* The South African Defence Force launches an airborne attack on Cassinga in Angola during Operation Reindeer.
* A group of mercenaries led by Colonel Bob Denard oust Ali Soilih in the Comoros and form a new government.
* King Hussein of Jordan marries 26-year-old Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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TFR Auctions-Sale 129, 2017-06-22

Banana Express
 

Hi All,

 

http://international.go-dove.com/en/event-19746/Transnet-Freight-Rail-Online-Auction-South-Africa-Sale-129

 

This Sale takes place tomorrow.  Although it initially offered locos and rolling stock, it now offers no locos, wagons or coaches.   It does say that it still features “Bogies, Brake blocks, Scrap Steel, Vehicles and Workshop Machinery”, but there are certainly no Bogies or Vehicles on offer.

 

I will not report further on this Sale unless there are some major changes, which seems unlikely at this late hour.

 

Regards

Peter Bagshawe

 

History by Locomotive 311

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 311 - 1977
* Formula One driver Tom Pryce dies after colliding with a track marshal at the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami.
* A collision between KLM and Pan Am Boeing 747s at Tenerife kills 583.
* ''Star Wars'' opens in cinemas.
* American Roy Sullivan is struck by lightning for the seventh time.
* The ''Antipolis'', a Greek oil tanker, runs aground on the rocks near Oudekraal, Camps Bay.
* The Venpet-Venoil collision between two supertankers occurs off the coast of Cape St. Francis.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
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Re: Fw: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

Les Smith
 


Thanks Trevor; I have responded to your earlier mail.
 
Many thanks.
 
Les.
 

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Hi Les,

I have replied to you directly after doing some investigation.  The problem certainly seems to lie with the ISP in one instance, and in message size in the other (which is also an ISP limit).

 

Cheers,

Trevor.

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of Les Smith
Sent: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 5:51 PM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: [sar-l] Fw: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

 

Hello Mr Moderator,

 

This is the second time that I've been suspended from the groups.io

 

My ISP says there is nothing wrong from their side?

 

I think that you should just go ahead and unsubscribe me from the group as threatened in your e mail below.

 

Regards,

 

Les Smith.

 

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Re: Fw: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

Trevor Staats
 

Hi Les,

I have replied to you directly after doing some investigation.  The problem certainly seems to lie with the ISP in one instance, and in message size in the other (which is also an ISP limit).

 

Cheers,

Trevor.

 

From: sar-l@groups.io [mailto:sar-l@groups.io] On Behalf Of Les Smith
Sent: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 5:51 PM
To: sar-l@groups.io
Subject: [sar-l] Fw: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

 

Hello Mr Moderator,

 

This is the second time that I've been suspended from the groups.io

 

My ISP says there is nothing wrong from their side?

 

I think that you should just go ahead and unsubscribe me from the group as threatened in your e mail below.

 

Regards,

 

Les Smith.

 

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History by Locomotive 310

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 310 - 1976
* North Vietnam dissolves the government of South Vietnam and establishes the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
* Israeli commandos free 103 hostages from Palestinian hijackers of an Air France aircraft at Entebbe airport.
* The first known outbreak of the Ebola virus occurs in Yambuku, Zaire.
* Transkei gains independence from South Africa.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
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More derailings due to theft of track

Douglas Anderson
 


Train derails in Mpumalanga after tracks stolen

17 June 2017 - 14:55BY TIMESLIVE
Train derailed on the tracks from Carolina to Machadodorp, about 12km before Machadodorp.
Train derailed on the tracks from Carolina to Machadodorp, about 12km before Machadodorp. 
Image: Fred Davies

A train has derailed between Machadodorp and Carolina in Mpumalanga after tracks were stolen on Friday night.

According to a post on the Police pics and clips Facebook page‚ the train derailed about 12km before Machadodorp.

“Tracks were stolen last night. Train has derailed. This is due to high levels of ferrous and non ferrous metal thefts‚” the post read.

It said theft of cables and tracks was a huge problem in South Africa.

There was no mention of any casualties.


Healthcare train's locomotive derails after piece of tracks allegedly stolen

2017-06-17 18:51

Johannesburg - The Phelophepa Healthcare Train’s locomotive has derailed between Carolina and Waterval-Boven in Mpumalanga after a piece of the railway line was allegedly stolen.

Transnet’s rail freight services spokesperson Clement Maphaba said a part of the train track was allegedly stolen which caused the train's locomotive to derail at around 10:00 on Saturday morning, Netwerk24 reported.

The train driver saw the broken track ahead and reduced speed.

No one was injured in the accident.

The train was travelling from Ermelo to Waterval-Boven.

The passenger cars did not derail.

Maphaba said a Transnet repair team was on its way to equip the health train with a new locomotive so that it would be ready to treat people in Waterval-Boven on Sunday.

According to trainofhope.org, the Phelophepa Train of Hope is the world's largest healthcare train, with 40 permanent medical staff members for each of the two trains.

Read more on:    mbombela  |  accidents


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Douglas Anderson

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Re: Fw: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing

Douglas Anderson
 

Les,

A simple solution is to acquire a gmail account and use it exclusively for e-mail groups like this one. You can store a large amount of e-mails should you so wish, and after deletion it keeps the old email in the trash for 30 days should you wish to go back fr some reason



Yours Sincerely
 

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On 14 June 2017 at 13:09, André Kritzinger <grela@...> wrote:
Les,

I got emails from MNet last week that said my mailbox was full and that any excess emails to me were bounced. Went to email online and discovered there’s an option for MWeb to store copies of all my incoming, what the hell for I know not, except last time I had PC issues I also received billion or so old emails all over again that took a couple of days to download and were unstoppable. I changed the setting to keep incoming for a month only, and problem solved.
 
 
From: Les Smith
Sent: 14 June, 2017 09:50
Subject: [sar-l] Fw: Your Groups.io Account Is Bouncing
 
Hello Mr Moderator,
 
This is the second time that I've been suspended from the groups.io
 
My ISP says there is nothing wrong from their side?
 
I think that you should just go ahead and unsubscribe me from the group as threatened in your e mail below.
 
Regards,
 
Les Smith.
 
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History by Locomotive 309

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 309 - 1976
* The SADF withdraws from Angola and concludes Operation Savannah.
* Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
* Conrail is formed to take control of 13 major American railroads who had filed for bankruptcy protection.
* Student riots break out in Soweto.
Regards,
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History by Locomotive 308

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 308 - 1976
* The SABC begins South Africa's first television service.
* The first commercial Concorde flight takes off.
* General Murtala Mohammed of Nigeria is assassinated in a military coup.
* The Argentinian military depose president Isabel Perón and the dictatorship of General Jorge Rafael Videla begins.
Regards,
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History by Locomotive 307

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 307 - 1975
* The FNLA asks South Africa for 40 to 50 artillery pieces to assist their cause in the Angolan Civil War.
* The South African government announces that it will provide all Black children with free and compulsory education.
* The first Cuban forces join Russian personnel in Angola to assist the MPLA who controls less than a quarter of Angolan territory.
* The United States, Zaire and Zambia request South Africa to train and support the FNLA and UNITA.
* South Africa invades Angola in Operation Savannah in support of the FNLA and UNITA.
* Koevoet, the South West African Police Counter-Insurgency Unit, is established.
* The United States Congress approves the Clark Amendment, ending aid to the FNLA and UNITA.
* A SAAF Cessna 185 is shot down south of Ebo, Angola, killing three SADF officers.
* SAN frigates evacuate 26 SADF personnel from behind enemy lines at Ambrizete north of Luanda.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
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History by Locomotive 306

André Kritzinger
 

History by Locomotive no. 306 - 1974
* The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
* Anneline Kriel is crowned as Miss World 1974, the second South African to hold the title after Penny Coelen in 1958.
* Darwin, Northern Territory is almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy.
* The last Japanese Second World War soldier, Teruo Nakamura, surrenders on the Indonesian island of Morota.
Regards,
André, Cape Town
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