Bulawayo Railway Museum, Zimbabwe
After arriving back in Bulawayo on the 7th there was a visit to Bulawayo Railway Museum.
1-of-6) The outside storage of Bulawayo Railway Museum was in the process of being rearranged, 7th August 1992. On the left is 19th class 4-8-2 no. 330 (built by Henschel in 1952).
2-of-6) Rhodesian Railways 12th class 4-8-2 no. 190 (built by North British Locomotive Co. in 1926) at Bulawayo Railway Museum, Zimbabwe, 7th August 1992. This was the locomotive that had earlier been steamed for the tour train from Syringa to Bulawayo.
3-of-6) Rhodesian Railways 11th class 4-8-2 no. 127 (built by Montreal Locomotive Works, in 1918), at Bulawayo Railway Museum, Zimbabwe, 7th August 1992.
4-of-6) Rhodesian Railways 9A class 4-8-0 no. 122 (built by ALCO (American Locomotive Co.), in 1917), at Bulawayo Railway Museum, Zimbabwe, 7th August 1992.
5-of-6) Rhodesian Railways 9B class 4-8-0 no. 115 (built by North British Locomotive Co., in 1917), at Bulawayo Railway Museum, Zimbabwe, 7th August 1992.
6-of-6) Beira Railway 2 ft. gauge, F4 class 4-4-0 (carrying Falcon Works builders plate, works no. 257 of 1897), Bulawayo Railway Museum, Zimbabwe, 7th August 1992.
The Beira Railway (in Mozambique) quickly found that these locomotives and the narrow gauge track were inadequate for the traffic which developed. The track was re-gauged to Cape Gauge (3ft 6ins) and these locomotives were sold off to South Africa and a variety of industrial locations. Apparently, this complete locomotive was created from parts of two industrial locomotives with the remaining parts going to make a cosmetic restoration for a children’s park (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_Class_NG6_4-4-0 and http://www.geoffs-trains.com/Museum/number42.html).
The works plate on the locomotive in the museum. The assets of the Falcon Engine & Car Works Ltd. were taken over by the Anglo-American Brush Electric Light Corporation in 1889 and became known as the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, which is still in existence.
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