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South African Railways Class 25NC
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No: 15642   Contributor: Marcel Gommers / John Southall   Year: 1970   Manufacturer: North British Locomotive Co.   Country: South Africa
South African Railways Class 25NC

This is the first of a series of photographs sent to Marcel by Selina Jackson, many thanks Selina a very interesting selection.

Number 3512 is, to the best of my knowledge, a South African Railways class 25NC 4-8-4. The NC stands for Non Condensing, the condensing 25's having a distinct banjo shaped smoke box door.
The location is Heun'kloof in South Africa but so far I have not located it on my maps.
The train is a south-bound pick-up goods which rather puts to shame the size of the UK pick-up goods that I remember.
The date is a best guess.
3511 has been preserved at Kimberley.
Built by North British between 1953 and 1955.

Photo courtesy of Selina Jackson.
Picture added on 24 November 2012 at 09:55
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