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Date: 11/27/22 12:24
Angola 2022 Benguela Railway (iv)
Author: GN1969

Some more highlights of the Benguela Railway (Caminho de Ferro de Benguela - CFB) from my recent visit to Angola.

Picture 1: Young boys dream of becoming locomotive engineers in Benguela station. Benguela is the name sake of the railway but is no longer on the main line having been bypassed when the Cubal cut-off was opened in 1974 to bypass the steep grades going east from Benguela up to the Angolan plateau. Picture taken on November 6, 2022.

Picture 2: The interior of the 1920s era dining car stored in Lobito station. Picture taken on November 5, 2022.

Picture 3: A wood-burning Garratt locomotive takes on water and wood in a photo from the early 1970s that I found on FB without a date or photographer credit. Number 341 was built in 1952 by Beyer, Peacock in Manchester, England and was one of 17 supplied to the CFB in 1951/52.

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/27/22 12:31 by GN1969.








Date: 11/27/22 18:50
Re: Angola 2022 Benguela Railway (iv)
Author: tomstp

Gosh is that 4-8+8-4 a wood burner?



Date: 11/28/22 05:55
Re: Angola 2022 Benguela Railway (iv)
Author: DavidP

tomstp Wrote:
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> Gosh is that 4-8+8-4 a wood burner?

Looks that way...and appears to be a 4-8-2+2-8-4.  That was a pretty common configuration for Garrats in southern Africa.

Dave



Date: 11/28/22 13:13
Re: Angola 2022 Benguela Railway (iv)
Author: train1275

Eucalyptus burners.



Date: 12/04/22 10:20
Re: Angola 2022 Benguela Railway (iv)
Author: 86235

GN1969 Wrote:
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> Picture 2: The interior of the 1920s era dining
> car stored in Lobito station. Picture taken on
> November 5, 2022.
 
Any indication of where the vintage cars were built, do threy have any identifying builders plates?



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