Kenya Railways Diesel Locomotives

Preservation Possibilities?


3206 Fowler 0-6-0 diesel shunter at the Railway Technical Institute, Nairobi. Probably one of the oldest surviving diesel locomotives in East Africa. Sister engine 3205 is now in the museum.
3505 - Barclay 0-6-0

3505 Barclay 0-6-0 diesel-hydraulic shunter by the workshop at Nairobi. This loco has also been transferred to the museum.
7901 AEI Co-Co

7901 Explorer AEI Lister-Blackmore Co-Co at the Railway Technical Institute, Nairobi. She still displays the faded remnants of the EAR&H maroon livery and cast letters. Now confirmed as destined for the museum.
8701 EE Bo-Bo

8701 English Electric 1Co-Co1 delivered in 1960. Lead locomotive of a class of 44 of which 11 are still in working order. They are normally confined to the Nakuru-Kisumu section of the main line. 8701 is seen abandoned at Nakuru, still painted in the EAR&H green and yellow livery.

All photographs courtesy Graham Roberts ©2004

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