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Tanganyika Railway


301


Beyer Peacock DL 4-8-0 (EAR 2301)

One of a class of six locomotives ordered in 1923 to replace the ageing German motive power taken over after the First World War. Originally intended to be wood-fired they proved to be unsuitable and coal-firing tended to produce a lot of clinker. Conversion to oil-firing improved their steaming and they spent their last years in Western Uganda. Originally Tanganyika Railways DL class numbered 200 - 205, later renumbered 300 - 305. They became EAR 23 class, numbered 2301-2306. 301 was withdrawn in 1973 after 50 years of service.

301 was used in the film Out of Africa about the life of Karen Blixen.

Leading Dimensions
Boiler Pressure160 lbs/sq.in
Grate Area18.3 sq.ft
Heating Surface1323 sq.ft
Cylinders18 in x 23 in
Driving Wheel diameter3 ft 7 in
Weight49.8 tons
Tractive Effort24300 lbs
Water Capacity2500 gals
Fuel Capacity2019 gals

 
 

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