Iraqi Railway(WD) 2-8-0 No. 1429(547)
Baghdad, Iraq
Location: Shalchiyah Workshops
Status: Derelict
Posted: Dec 20, 2012 @ 12:12:58 by Steve Frost
Undoubtedly one of the London Midland & Scottish Railway design class 8F freight locos as built for the War Department during World War 2. The Army used them in Iraq as British troops were protecting the then Persian oilfields from Nazi attack.

They were adapted to their location by being oil fired, right hand drive, with air brakes and often with a second cab roof to reduce cab temperatures. An interesting survivor from both UK and Iraqi history. It would be good to see a restoration to its WD appearance for display in Iraq or, if that is not possible, for repatriation, like the three Turkish 8Fs to the same specification.