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BR Locos that are still overseas

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by lynbarn, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. D7076

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    No 37s or 56s overseas ,they all returned to UK apart from a few 37s that were damaged and scrapped in Spain .
     
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    Except for the 56s still working in Hungary along with some 86s and 47375
     
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    Three 56s working for Floyd in Hungary. Plus the 86s and 87s that have been exported over there too.
     
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    From memory modern traction (excluding shunters):
    Hungary 56s, 86s 47 all still working
    Spain 37s and 58s (still some 58s out there) and a few class 14s
    France 37s, 56s, 58s, 4x20s all scrapped or returned ex EWS 66s still working
    Poland ex FL 66s currently working
    Bulgaria 87s and 92s still working
    Netherlands 58s and EM2s

    And then there’s Kestrel....
     
  5. lynbarn

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    Thanks Guys you have pretty much well answered my question about overseas locos, I would think that if you want a new version it would be cheaper to build a new one here in the UK
     
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    Unless there is a miraculous discovery of a loco somewhere in the Middle East, then that, sadly is true.
    Any loco that has been in the sea for 70-100 years is unlikely to be recognisable never mind restorable.
     
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    I don't think there is any doubt that a number of Dean Goods were sent to China as part of the UK's contribution to the UNRRA effort (which also included some re-cycled "S200s" from Iran). They even received a classification in the PRC's 1951 classification exercise (XK3), but had disappeared by the 1955 survey. I have never seen an image of one of them in China or being shipped there, although one occasionally hears anecdotes along the lines of someone's father saw one somewhere. I suspect the UNRRA records are in New York.

    The NSWGR Beyer Peacock B Class 2-6-0s, of which one or two exist, have some similarity to a couple of MSWJR locos.
     
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    There were also Austerity 0-6-0s in Europe, NS operated some for a while and at least one is now preserved in Belgium (WD196 Errol Lonsdale)


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    If we are talking sea bed locos, then there are the two Rennie singles "Archimedes" and "Croydon", holed up in the wrecks of the Erebus and Terror. And dare I mention the two Stroudley Terriers sent to the South American jungle and never heard from again? They must still be there somewhere ... ;)

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    Ahh but @D7076 is never wrong you know... I think there might still be a Teddy Bear over in Belgium but I'm not 100% sure.
     
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    What about the 08's & DMU's in Liberia?
     
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    and Pacers in Iran....
     
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    Pacers in Iran? No wonder they hate the West!
     
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    What a machine that was.. Had it all, Style, looks and power. Think it survived until about 1993 as well, shame we haven't looked after our diesel prototypes as well as some of our steam.
     
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    Explains a lot but even Iran got rid of them in the mid-2000s....
     
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    Are their still some Wickham 109's over in Trinidad? Remember a piece in Rail years ago about them being used as houses.
     
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    Other possible tales are a Jinty or 3 in Dunkerque harbour, and an AW diesel'canalised' in the Suez crisis. Jersey Railway in South Africa. L&B Brazil. GCR 2-8-0s
     
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    In North America, theres still the Terrier "Waddon" at the Canadian Railway Museum (alongside Dominion) and a Meadford tank in Kentucky. Less romantically, LEV2 is languishing at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. I can't seem to find anymore though.
     

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