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Overseas Steam in New Zealand

Ex-RR 15A 398 which had been stored at Beaconsfield Depot, Kimberley, South Africa was sold to Steam Incorporated, and it was reported on it way to New Zealand (21st March 2011), subsequently it arrived in Auckland in May and is now in Wellington (21st May 2011). This picture courtesy of Courtenay Sanft of Steam Inc.

The Midland Rail Heritage Trust at Springfield ( is reported (17th March 2010) to have bought two ex-RR 14A Garratts (presumably 520/523, from BCL, Selebi Phikwe, Botswana. This is an embryonic scheme and it will be a while before anything moves.

The Main Line Steam Trust at Parnell, Auckland has had three ex SAR steam locomotives on site for some time. At the end of December 2007, they were joined by two further steam locomotives 14A 509 and SAR 19D 2695 which saw out their active African days in Zimbabwe. There are pictures of them (including the one below by Rob Martin) in the Trust's September 2009 newsletter and it seems (2nd September 2009) that 509 may now steam before the year's end. Thanks to Trevor Heath for all the above.

The pictures below are from Jack Neville.

GMAM 4-8-2 + 2-8-4 Garrat 4088 (Beyer Peacock 7754/1956)

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25NC 4-8-4 3432 (Henschel 28751/1953)

25NC 4-8-4 3508 (North British 26332/1948)

24 class 2-8-4 3620 which was first brought here is now in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

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Rob Dickinson