Class 19E Dual-Voltage (25kV AC/ 3kV DC) Electric locomotive

Manufacturer Toshiba Corporation
Built for Transnet Ltd.
Route Coal line in Republic of South Africa
Product type Class 19E Dual-Voltage (25kV AC/ 3kV DC) Electric locomotive
Year ordered, delivered or shipped Year of contract award 2006, Delivery period From 2009 to 2012
Launch of commercial operations Commencement of commercial operations 2009 ~

Mitsui & Co. African Railway Solutions signed a contract of the Electric locomotives for South Africa which were manufactured by Toshiba Corporation.

Following the global increase in demand of mineral resources, South Africa has been actively increasing its freighting capacity in order to transport more minerals from the mine-fields to the seaports for exporting. The Class 19E Electric Locomotives are part of such initiative to ultimately increase the export capacity of South Africa.

The Class 19E Electric Locomotives offer an improved utilization rate resulting from their ability to operate directly on both 25kV AC and 3kV DC railway lines. Moreover, the Class 19E Electric Locomotives have secured improved reliability through engineered redundancy on its electrical systems to minimize malfunctions. Lastly, the Class 19E fleet is also an environmentally friendly system by being the first electric locomotives in South Africa to adapt the regenerative braking technology on the 25kV AC lines.


The brouchre introduces Japanese railway system which epitomized Japan's "no-nonsense work ethic" and "attention to detail".

View details…

Japanese Railway Information

A Technical information magazine that introducing the Japanese railway system, trains and equipment.

The latest issue…

Japanese Rail World Wide

Introducing the Japanese roling stocks and Japanese rail technologies working overseas.

View details…

JORSA Railway Photo Gallery

A gallery of photos taken by JORSA members.
Each month, the JORSA Secretariat selects the best photograph and posts it here.

View details…