||DSWA Class Hd 40 (2-8-2)
||In 1912 the German administration in Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika, nowNamibia, acquired three Class Hd locomotives with a 2-8-2 Mikado type wheel arrangement to lease to the Otavi Mining and Railway Company for use on the line from Swakopmund to Karibib. When these locomotives were taken onto the roster of the South African Railways after World War I, they retained their German classification and engine numbers, but with an "SW" prefix to their numbers. Between 1928 and 1930 they were reclassified as Class NG5 along with similar locomotives that were placed in service by the South African Railways in 1922.
See also the Wikipedia article on the South West African Class Hd.
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||Usakos, Namibia, ZA
||Adv Jaco Bisschoff
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