||SAR Class 16CR 809 (4-6-2)
||In November 1917 the South African Railways placed ten Class 16B steam locomotives with a 4-6-2 Pacific wheel arrangement in passenger train service. Designed by D.A. Hendrie and built by North British Locomotive Company, the locomotives were numbered in the range from 802 to 811. During the 1930s all ten locomotives were reboilered with Watson Standard no. 2B boilers and reclassified to Class 16CR. After its retirement one, no. 805, was actually dereboilered with a dummy boiler to represent its original Class 16B condition, being the locomotive on which long time South African Minister of Transport Ben Schoeman started his Railway career at Braamfontein as a stoker during the 1930s.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South African Class 16B 4-6-2.
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||Queenstown, EC, ZA
||Col André Kritzinger
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