The Hunslet Geared Locomotive.

Updated: 2 Mar 2003
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This narrow-gauge geared loco was built for use in Natal, South Africa, probably on tea plantations.

The engine is a V4, visible below the boiler. The chimney incorporates a spark-arrester. The thing on top of the front tank is a steam-turbine generator to power the front and rear lights.

Here are some nuggets of hard fact:
Track gauge
2ft 0in
Wheel diam
2ft 0in
Four, 6.5in diam x 8in stroke
Working pressure
185 lb/sqin

Delivered to Natal estates in 1931.

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