SP7318 : South African Locomotive!

taken 16 years ago, near to Quainton, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

South African Locomotive!
South African Locomotive!
This huge 4-8-4 South African Railways Locomotive, No.3405, "City of Bloemfontein", was built by The North British Locomotive Works, Glasgow in 1958.
Due to the gauge, weight & height of the locomotive it could never run on the British system, however it could run on a dedicated private line but the costs of doing it up and building the infrastructure would be prohibitive, so it is confined to a short length of track at Quainton Station on the Buckinghamshire Steam Railway, as an example of British Heavy Engineering.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 June, 2002   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 738 189 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.8767N 0:55.7263W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 737 189
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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