||SAR Class 8FW 1236 (4-8-0)
||In 1904 the Cape Government Railways placed its final batch of ten 8th Class 4-8-0 Mastodon steam locomotives in service, built by North British Locomotive Company. In 1912, when they were assimilated into the South African Railways, they were renumbered in the range from 1234 to 1243 and reclassified to Class 8F. In the 1930s locomotives no. 1236, 1242 and 1243 were equipped with superheated boilers, 20 inches (508 millimetres) bore cylinders and inside admission piston valves and reclassified to Class 8FW.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 8F 4-8-0.
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||De Aar, NC, ZA
||Col André Kritzinger
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