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Kenya Uganda Railway


5505


Beyer-Garratt 4-8-2+2-8-4

These locomotives were ordered by the WD, to a pre-war design, for use in the Far East at the end of the war. Two were delivered to the KUR in 1945. A further 9 were purchased from Burma between 1946 and 1952. They saw extensive use on mixed branch line trains all over the East African system. Classified EC5 they received the numbers 120 - 131, EAR numbers 5501 - 5511. 5505, one of the ex-Burma locomotives, was withdrawn from Mombasa in 1976.

Leading Dimensions
Boiler Pressure200 lbs/sq.in
Grate Area48.8 sq.ft
Heating Surface2382 sq.ft
Cylinders16 in x 24 in
Driving Wheel diameter4 ft 0 in
Weight133.4 tons
Tractive Effort43520 lbs
Water Capacity4590 gals
Fuel Capacity1200 gals

 
 

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