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Old 02-05-2019, 09:50 AM
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Great image, Wayne!

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Old 02-05-2019, 04:23 PM
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:33 PM
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Living in Africa and going into "remote" areas always has the potential for interesting finds of all kinds - including locomotives. As well as the Southern African area, other places like Zambia, Mocambique, and Angola, as well as other Central African countries, still have a huge potential for remarkable, or unrecorded, finds.

What I do normally do on trips into "remote" areas, is ask around with the locals - and time and time again this has brought up some surprising finds.

I mention this as I have been going through my photos to try and get them into some semblance of order and have been collating all my "finds" over the years. I will share some of the more interesting ones.

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The photo below is of a loco that lies on an isolated stretch of line, and the remains look like an underground loco from a mine.

It is interesting as the site was not accessible by vehicle, and while there were mines in the area, these were opencast and not underground mines, and were also some 5-10 km away and relatively run down. The location was not on a route to anywhere, so it remains a bit of a puzzle. Slowly being stripped for the metal I am sure it no longer exists.

Next up, some interesting Zambian finds.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:27 PM
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Interesting remains of a locomotive, Kevin. Where was the photograph taken?

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Great reference for the frame construction. Would wager it was battery powered with bank of batteries in a box on top.
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:49 AM
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Don - the photo was taken in the country west of Johannesburg toward the Magaliesburg mountains.

southwestforests - you would win the wager! Looking at what was left there was a type of radiator (non liquid with a distinct electrical connotation) at the front and indications that there were mounts for motors on the wheels.

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Zambia.

Picture 1 - In the NW of Zambia, on Shiwa Estate (Picture 3) are the remains of an old steam engine formerly used in the estate. Some major parts (including the canopy) are missing and although looking fair still, it is far gone. A pity, as with a spot of paint and some care... As it is, it is doomed to rot away (classified as a Heritage Item it cannot leave Zambia).

Identified as Fowler 13053, it is a unique engine, being only the one of its kind - it is a Road Locomotive of Fowler’s B6 type, but what makes it special and a one-off is that it was fitted with a special long firebox and a superheater (the first time a superheater was fitted to a road haulage engine).

The B6 was a descendant of the B5 (used by Fowler for the armoured tractors). Landships has an article on the B5...

http://www.landships.info/landships/...fowler_B5.html

JB Models also made a B5 model. It was available for free from the ecardmodels site.

Picture 2 - A catalogue picture of the same one and only engine.
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