Picture courtesy Graham Roberts ©2004
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 They became EAR 23 class, numbered 2301-2306. 301 was withdrawn in 1973 after 50 years of service.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.
|Boiler Pressure||160 lbs/sq.in|
|Grate Area||18.3 sq.ft|
|Heating Surface||1323 sq.ft|
|Cylinders||18 in x 23 in|
|Driving Wheel diameter||3 ft 7 in|
|Tractive Effort||24300 lbs|
|Water Capacity||2500 gals|
|Fuel Capacity||2019 gals|
This set of images © Graeme Wall, 2005