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Date: 03/27/23 06:04
Egyptians in Israel
Author: masterphots

In the 1967 six-day war with Egypt,  Israel captured, among other goodies, four EMD locomotives;  three G16s and a G8.  Here are photos of the three G16s.  When I was there, the G8 was in Haifa shops and couldn't be moved outside for a photo.  It was later sold to NRE and ended up in the US.  A day of train chasing on our honeymoon,  and we're still talkin' to each other....lol

1.  G16 161 at Beersheva..1/31/93
2.  G16 162 at Dimona  1/31/93
3.  G16 162 with phosphate train,  south of Dimona  1/31/93



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/23 05:34 by masterphots.








Date: 03/27/23 06:06
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: masterphots

4.   G16 163 at Lod   1/26/93




Date: 03/27/23 10:53
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: MEKoch

Israel must have been desperate to claim Egyptian locos..........



Date: 03/27/23 11:04
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: masterphots

MEKoch Wrote:
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> Israel must have been desperate to claim Egyptian
> locos..........

Getting three six-year old road units at no cost,  what's not to like.  Plus less available motive power for EGR



Date: 03/27/23 14:33
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: pedrop

Nice G16 units. We have some in Brazil. They belongs to Vale mining.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano MG,
https://youtube.com/c/minasgeraisrailways1



Date: 03/27/23 14:40
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: erielackawanna

Can you feel my jelousy seeping through the internet? Holy moly.



Date: 03/27/23 14:58
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: DavidP

In the days following WW1 and prior to Israeli independence, there was through train service from Haifa to Egypt on the Palestine Railway.  That line was severed after independence, but Egypt continued to operate the segment in the Sinai.  Presumably that's where these locomotives were assigned when captured.

Dave



Date: 03/28/23 14:10
Re: Egyptians in Israel
Author: 86235

I also think G12 127 was another former Egyptian Railways EMD captured in 1967




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