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.

Shunting Locomotives and Solutions

Hunslet 22 ton Locomotive

  • 22 tons
  • 2 axles side arm drive
  • Deutz V10 Air cooled engine 300HP or optional ADE 407 Turbo Diesel oil cooled 280HP engine
  • Clark T36 000 transmission
  • Speed 20km/h
  • Drawbar 600 tons on dead flat straight track in dry conditions
  • New electrical system
  • Dual controls either side of cab
  • Vacuum brakes or air brakes or both
  • Refurbished with new engine and transmission
  • Yellow superstructure, black frame with chevrons
  • Amber LED beacon roof
  • Lead time 8 weeks

24 Ton Front View

24 Ton Rear View

24 Ton Cab


Hunslet 17 ton Locomotive

  • 17 tons
  • 1067mm gauge
  • Two axle chain drive
  • Diesel Hydrostatic
  • Deutz F5L912 engine
  • Staffa Motor
  • Two AAR couplers
  • Vacuum train brakes, Loco air brakes, Parking brake
  • Controls either side
  • New electrical system
  • Enclosed cab with rear door
  • Drawbar 288 tons dead flat straight track in dry conditions
  • Max speed 15km/h
  • Yellow superstructure
  • Black frame with chevrons
  • Amber LED beacon on roof
  • Optional extras: Air brakes, windscreen wipers, dead man lever, sanding gear
  • Lead time 8 weeks

17 ton Touch Down

24 Ton Rear View

Container Terminal Shunting Locomotives

  • Custom designed new or refurbished Diesel Shunting Locomotives for use at container terminals
  • Shunting between 288 and 2000 tons depending on locomotive model
  • Dual air and vacuum brakes
  • Funkey, Hunslet, Unilok, GE or EMD Locomotives
  • Hire locomotives also available
  • New build 13 or 18 ton Hydrostatic Locomotives
  • Reduce expenses by using private locomotives

Container Terminal Shunting Locomotive


Grain Silo Shunting Locomotives

  • New build 8,13 or 18 ton Locomotives
  • Refurbished Hunslet, Funkey or Unilok Locomotives
  • Hire Locomotives
  • Refurbishment of existing locomotives
  • Vacuum or air brakes
  • 60 - 288 tons shunting ability

Grain Silo Shunting Locomotive

Grain Silo Shunting Locomotive


Rapid Loading Terminal Locomotives

  • Suitable for shunting heavy block load trains through tipplers or rapid loading terminals
  • Coal, Iron ore, Manganese yards
  • 2000 tons or more
  • GS7 Genset Locomotive 700HP 3 axles with air brakes and creep function
  • Unilok E55S Road-Rail Locomotive. Polyurethane tires, hydrostatic drive, inching function, anti wheel spin

Rapid Load Terminal Locomotive

Rapid Load Terminal Locomotive

Rapid Load Terminal Locomotive


Shunting Tractors

  • 2WD or 4WD
  • Equipped with buffer and couplers
  • Optional use of CAT Front end loader fitted with buffer and coupler
  • Enclosed cab
  • Ideal for pulling one or two wagons
  • Slow speeds
  • Ideal for restrictive access
  • Refurbishment of existing tractors

Shunting Tractor

Shunting Tractor

Shunting Tractor

Shunting Tractor


Diesel-Hydrostatic Shunting locomotives available.

We pride ourselves in being able to supply our clients with brand new Diesel Shunting Locomotives.

  • 5 - 65 tons
  • Vacuum or airbrakes.
  • Any gauge.
  • Custom designed.
  • Ideal for shunting at silos, cement works or mines.