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Col André Kritzinger's Collection
 
4/29/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: South African Railways
Model:UNKNOWN UNKNOWNBuilt As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:BP 7677/1956Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:SAR Class GMAM (4-8-2+2-8-4)
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SAR Class GMAM 4079 (4-8-2+2-8-4)
Title:  SAR Class GMAM 4079 (4-8-2+2-8-4)
Description:  Between 1954 and 1958 the South African Railways placed one hundred and twenty Class GMA branch line and Class GMAM mainline Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 4-8-2+2-8-4 wheel arrangement in service. This was the most numerous Garratt class in the world and was built in four batches by Henschel and Son, Beyer, Peacock and Company and North British Locomotive Company. Numbered in the range from 4051 to 4170, the light rail branch line Class GMA and mainline Class GMAM Garratt locomotives were identical and their water and coal capacities were adjusted to suit the rail capacity by installing or removing plates in the coal and water spaces. The locomotive carried water in its front tank only and the water supply was augmented by semi-permanently coupling a purpose-built Type X-20 auxiliary tank wagon to the locomotive.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class GMA 4-8-2+2-8-4.
Photo Date:  9/30/2006  Upload Date: 5/7/2009 9:07:49 AM
Location:  Capital Park, Pretoria, GP, ZA
Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SAS 4079(UNKNOWN)
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