The Garratt Locomotive
Pictures of Garratt Locomotives - 2
Arranged in order of Date of production & works number
The pictures are chosen for reasons of historic interest before photographic quality
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Ferrocarril Pacifico de Colombia #30 (Armstrong Whitworth 566/24) withdrawn
1944 as "unsuited to the Pacifico's lines".
South African Railways - Class NG/G 11, NG54(BP 6199/1925), as preserved at De Aar - now preserved operative in Port Elizabeth.
South African Railways - Class NG/G 11, NG55(BP 6200/1925), as preserved at Weenen.
North Western Railway, India class GAS # 480 (BP 6203/1925). It was bought to compare with a Mallet but both were replaced by secondhand 2-10-0's. This
loco was scrapped in 1937.
London & North Eastern Railway - Class U1, 2395(BP 6209/1925)
running as British Railways 69999(Unknown Photographer via Martin Blanchard).
South African Railways class GG #2290 (BP 6232/1925) - a not entirely successful one-off it none the less survived until 1947.
C. F. Madagascar #101 (St. Leonard 2031/1926).
Cia. Gral. Ferrocarriles Catalanes #108 (St. Leonard 2038/1925)shown at
Sallent after withdrawal in 1965.
Compagnie du Chemins du Fer du Congo #136 (St. Leonard 2043/1925) -
the final development for this company.
Bengal Nagpur Railway, India #692(BP 6262/1925). It became South Eastern Railway #3869
Victoria Government Railway, Australia narrow gauge G class, G42 (BP 6268/1926). Ready to depart from Belgrave on the Puffing Billy Railway on the weekend of 17/18th April 2004, with its first train since 1962 after a rebuild lasting many years and costing more than A$1,000,000 (Gordon Ross).
Rhodesia Railways 13th class, either #162 or #163 (BP 6271 or 6272/1926) after sale to the Rhokana Corporation in 1939 - one was later destroyed
after colliding with a lorry load of dynamite!
South African Railways class GD (BP 1925/6), an early view at an unknown location with an interesting collection of coaches (S. V. Blencowe Collection).
Nitrate Railways (Ferrocarril Salitrero), Chile #121 (BP 6292/1926).
Sierra Leone Government Railway - #50 (BP 6297/1926) as built.
Kenya Uganda Railway class EC #41 (BP 6300/1926). Sold to Indo China
C. F. Vicinaux du Mayumbe class C #2C (St. Leonard 2057/1926)
South African Railways - Class GCA, 2191(Krupp 971/1927), Bulwer 1971
Ottoman Railway Company #225 (BP 6324/1927) - a very backward design, using slide valves & saturated steam, for 1927. The ORC became part of TCDD in 1935. The remains of this locomotive were photographed in the late 1940's still
carrying the ORC number which suggests a fairly short working life.
London Midland & Scottish Railway - 4997(BP 6325/1927)as built and fitted with vacuum brakes and screw couplings for trials(Unknown
Photographer via Martin Blanchard).
Benguela Railway, Angola class 10A #304 (BP 6336/1927), this one is a wood burner. (Picture Basil Roberts, Richard Pelham collection)
Dundee Coal Co., South Africa #5 (BP 6353/1927), sold later to the Transvaal Navigation Collieries.
Burma Railways class GA II #208 (BP 6354/1927), the second & last
compound Garratt design built.
FCER - Entre Rios Railway, Argentina #401 (BP 6355/1927). Identical
locomotives were supplied the the associated FCNEA.
South African Railways class NG/G 12 #57 (Societe Franco-Belge de Chemins de Fer, La Croyere, Belgium 2507/1927). This was a Beyer Peacock sub-contract, the BP works number would have been 6366/1927.
Sao Paulo Railway class R2 #163 (BP 6370/1927) as built.
Sao Paulo Railway class R2 #162 (BP 6369/1927) as rebuilt to 4-6-2+2-6-4 configuration.
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