South African Railways 2-6-2+2-6-2 No. 130
Dinas, Gwynedd, UK
Location: Welsh Highland Railway
Status: Operational
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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 @ 06:02:30 by Russell Newman
The ex South African Railways Beyer Peacock & Co. built NGG16 Class 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt No. 130 was steamed again but moved under its own steam for the very first time since it was withdrawn from service in South Africa in 1985. No. 130 is owned by Peter Best and has been painted in the maroon livery of the Canadian Pacific Railroad like his S160 2-8-0 No. 2253 "OMAHA". No. 130 will enter service at the Welsh Highland Railway very soon.
Posted: Jan 29, 2021 @ 12:01:59 by Russell Newman
The ex South African Railways Beyer Peacock & Co. built NGG16 Class 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt No. 130 was successfully steamed for the very first time following completion of its restoration at Dinas shed and will soon be undergoing further tests before entering service at the Welsh Highland Railway in the early part of 2021.
Posted: Nov 23, 2020 @ 05:11:46 by Russell Newman
The ex South African Railways Beyer Peacock & Co. built NGG16 Class 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt No. 130 is in its final stages of restoration at Dinas on the Welsh Highland Railway. The cab fittings are being assembled, and the copper pipework is in the advanced stages and driver’s brake valve, duplex valve as well as one of the “dragon” catches is complete with the other one in the advanced stages. It is hoped that the locomotive will be ready for its hydraulic test that will take place week commencing on the 29th of November 2020.
Posted: Oct 30, 2010 @ 16:10:59 by Camilloo
This is BP 7431 of 1951