The Garratt Locomotive

Some said it wouldn't/couldn't happen - but it did!

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2nd August 2001, preserved East African Railways class 59, 5918 (BP 7649/1955) is removed from Nairobi Railway Museum......(Trevor Heath)

2nd August 2001, 5918 on the traverser before entering the works......(Trevor Heath)

31st October 2001, 5918 on its first test run from Nairobi to Athi River. (Graham Roberts via Trevor Heath)

6th November 2001, 5918 theroetically en route to Mombasa but, owing to a series of incidents/bad luck/bad planning............, it didn't get there until 13th November. However it is hoped that these initial difficulties have been overcome. (Antony Njuguna via Trevor Heath)

Ex E.A.R. driver, Charan Singh Kundi, went along for the ride and, after some adventures, wrote this account.

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