Posted: Sep 11, 2019 @ 17:09:11 by Steve Frost
Starting in 1897, the German authorities in South West Africa built a military railway inland from Windhoek for 382Km. The locomotives supplied were twin unit 0-6-0Ts known as Zwillinge (Twins). Superficially these back to back tank engines looked like a Double Fairlie, but that was not the way they were built. They could easily be split into two locos and often worked like this attached to water tenders to extend their range. The single units, like this survivor were known as Illinge. As delivered they had a single number, the two halves being distinguished by A or B as a suffix to the number. As this is 154A, I wonder about the fate of 154B.
Posted: Sep 10, 2019 @ 17:09:30 by ILFORD
Gauge is 24 inches. Built by Henschel 5376 in 1900.
Posted: Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:09:59 by Mike Shorthouse
Built 1903: Assembled at Swakopmund; Entered Service 1904: Withdrawn 1915: Mileage 371,000:
Actually one half of an original back-to-back twin locomotive.
Stands outside Windhoek Station.
Posted: Mar 7, 2017 @ 03:03:34 by Globbus