African Railway Systems are expert consultants and suppliers of used locomotives, shunting locomotives, Hunslet locomotives, rolling stock, railway wagons & tracks, passenger coaches, wagons, rail, parts, logistic soloutions, restoration of steam locomotives and diesel electric locomotives in Africa.

About African Railway Systems

African Railway Systems and Consultants

African Railways Systems is a specialised rail company currently operating in Southern Africa. The company was established in the late 90's when we realised there was a demand to supply services that could revitalise rundown rail networks in Africa. With over 40 years of experience in the railway and logistics markets we strive to provide our customers with cost effective solutions and a very high standard of service.

We source diesel-electric locomotives, general rolling stock, steam locomotives, spare parts for locomotives, mining locomotives, passenger coaches and wagons. Our other fields of expertise are transport logistics, mobile crane hire, shipping, locomotive refurbishment, rail tours, private rail charters, rail film shoots, shunting solutions, track maintenance and the establishment of private sidings.

African Railway Systems have offices and workshop facilities in South Africa, Chile & Mexico. We are currently supplying and offering a specialised service internationally and specifically Africa.

African Railway Systems also supplies new and refurbished Diesel-Electric Mainline Locomotives. These include the traditional EMD and GE locomotives, but we also include locally designed models (i.e.) Type U26C and Type GT18MC locomotives.

Heritage Railway Association of Southern Africa

African Rail Systems have recently been accepted as a member of the HRASA (Heritage Railway Association of Southern Africa)

African Railway Systems Clients

  • BCL, Botswana
  • UCL, Dalton KZN
  • WO Trackworks Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Victoria Falls Steam Train Company
  • Mainline Steam, New Zealand
  • Atlantic Rail
  • Santos Express, Mossel Bay
  • Rovos Rail
  • Rheinmetall Denel Munitions
  • Tiger Milling
  • SAB 
  • SAM 
  • Overberg Agri
  • Transnet Freight Rail
  • Locomotive Romania
  • RRL Grindrod
  • Wictra Holdings
  • CTE Engineering
  • Naledi Rail Engineering
  • Consol Glass
  • Tongaat Hulett Starch
  • BG Locomotives
  • Industrial Locomotive Services
  • Surtees
  • Dundee Precious Metals, Namibia
  • Namib Power, Namibia
  • Namib Rolling Mills, Upington 
  • Gordonia Mills
  • TransOre International
  • Bukabopa Holdings
  • African Rail Company Ltd