The Garratt Locomotive



Proposals on a Garratt theme

The first five images courtesy of the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

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Beyer Peacock 1926 - a unique Fell/Garratt for the Rimutaka Incline(NZRLS)





Beyer Peacock 1931 - a geared Garratt for the Rimutaka Incline(NZRLS)





North British 1931 - a Garratt for the Rimutaka Incline(NZRLS)





North British 1931 - an alternative Garratt for the Rimutaka Incline(NZRLS)





Vulcan Foundry 1931 - a Climax/Garratt for the Rimutaka Incline(NZRLS)



Ed McLaughlin used to be the General Manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in the USA. He had an operating problem known as Cumbres Pass - 9 miles of 1 in 25 (4%). One evening over a few beers they came up with this idea to use the running gear of two unrestored ex D&RGW K-37 2-8-2's. Ignore the geographical error in the picture - Chama is still in New Mexico as it always has been!(Ed McLaughlin).



LIMA Prelimary design 605, Garratt style Hump Shay, 6 cylinder 4 truck shay 1927 (courtesy George R. Kadelak)

LIMA Prelimary design 613, Garratt style Hump Shay, 6 cylinder 4 truck shay 1927 (courtesy George R. Kadelak)

LIMA Prelimary design 650, Garratt style Hump Shay, 6 cylinder 4 truck shay 1928 (courtesy George R. Kadelak)

A model of the proposed NSWGR "AC38" 4-6-4+4-6-4 as shown at a Sydney model railway exhibition. I have no information about who built it so, hopefully, someone will provide details. (Malcolm Cluett)



I bought this and the next off of Ebay. A Beyer Peacock drawing dated 1931 of a proposal for a 4-6-0+0-6-4 for the Great Western Railway - needless to say nothing came of it. (G. Hamilton Collection)



Another to upset the GWR fans. A Beyer Peacock drawing dated 1931 of a proposal for a 2-8-0+0-8-2 for the Great Western Railway - needless to say nothing came of it. (G. Hamilton Collection)



Peter Bagshawe provided this - a 1954 Krupp proposal for the CF Amboim (Peter Bagshawe)



Dimensions for the CF Amboim Krupp proposal (Peter Bagshawe)

USSR proposal for a low axle load 4-8-0+0-8-4 for forestry railways - early 1930's



A link to an L.D.Porta Garratt proposal for the ACE3000 scheme from The Ultimate Steam Page

A.E.Durrant's 2-8-2+2-8-2 NGG17 proposal for the Alfred County Railway



There was a proposal in August 1944 for 10 760mm gauge Garratts to be sent to Yugoslavia - to be based on a modified version of

one of the types produced earlier in the war for the british War Department - probably those for Sierra Leone

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