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Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 am

I had this photograph sent to me this morning, has anyone any idea what it is please?

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Also sent was ride on model photograph of the same loco, but it is copyright, so I won't post it.

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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:20 am

Don't know its class but it's a Garrat from Beyer-Peacock for Rhodesian Railways, (now Zimbabwe). Perhaps you can Google a bit further from there.
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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks Bufferstop, that is a great help. :D
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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:31 am

PS An interesting twist on copyright photos, yesterday I bought a calendar from a supporters stand, the guy who sold it to me made a joke which told me he had taken the photos. I joked back that I better not put them on the web. His response was, if it's only low Def, or has a watermark put on it just credit me, I've better things to do than chase up every picture I take.
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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby glencairn » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:20 am

An interesting photograph of a Class 15a of Rhodesian Railways.. The engine looks brand new. :) It looks so new I cannot see any name on it. :(

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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby Emettman » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:59 am

glencairn wrote: The engine looks brand new. :)

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It might be a wrong guess about Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, but I'd say those buildings, the sky and the wet ground look decidedly English.

Loco in "photographic grey" "works grey"?

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Postby Lancastrian » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:42 am

Thanks everyone, see HERE
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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby b308 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:32 pm

Emettman wrote:It might be a wrong guess about Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, but I'd say those buildings, the sky and the wet ground look decidedly English.

Loco in "photographic grey" "works grey"?

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Looks like a "Works Photo", Chris, taken at the works where it was built before export to Rhodesia, hence the British buildings...

Yes it looks like it's in "works grey" which is matt and you get far better detail than it would using gloss...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_grey

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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:21 pm

The thing that surprises when you look at that, to English eyes, monster, is that it sits on 3'6" gauge rails. We occasionally got visited by slightly smaller beasts where I worked in South Africa, when you stop at an ungated crossing and wait for one of them to pass you realise just how big they are.
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Re: Help! What loco is this is please?

Postby 6C » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:08 pm

b308 wrote:
Emettman wrote:It might be a wrong guess about Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, but I'd say those buildings, the sky and the wet ground look decidedly English.

Loco in "photographic grey" "works grey"?

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Looks like a "Works Photo", Chris, taken at the works where it was built before export to Rhodesia, hence the British buildings...

Yes it looks like it's in "works grey" which is matt and you get far better detail than it would using gloss...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_grey


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