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Kenya Uganda Railway


2401


Vulcan Foundry EB3 4-8-0

With the increase in traffic following the Great War, the KUR needed a heavy haulage locomotive. After trials with 2 superheated locomotives, 62 class GD locos, later reclassified as EB3, were ordered from Vulcan Foundry in 1923. Numbered 162 - 223 they became EAR 24 class 2401 - 2462. 2401 was withdrawn in 1980 and was eventually rescued for the museum from Tororo where it had lain derelict for some years.

2409
Picture courtesy Graham Roberts ©2004

Museum locomotive 2409 is member of the same class.
Currently undergoing restoration to running condition. Her last use was working engineering trains at Voi in 1979.

Leading Dimensions
Boiler Pressure165 lbs/sq.in
Grate Area19.1 sq.ft
Heating Surface1192 sq.ft
Cylinders18 in x 22 in
Driving Wheel diameter3 ft 7 in
Weight48.1 tons
Tractive Effort23249 lbs
Water Capacity2500 gals
Fuel Capacity1900 gals

 
 

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