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Picture courtesy Graham Roberts ©2004

 
 

East African Railways and Harbours Corporation


2921 Masai of Kenya


North British Tribal Class 2-8-2

The ubiquitous workhorses of East Africa were the three Tribal classes built by North British. The first 20 class 29 locomotives were ordered in 1951, followed by a further 11 in 1955. They were numbered 2901 - 2931. Masai of Kenya was withdrawn in 1980.

2927

Picture courtesy Graham Roberts ©2004

2927 Suk survives in Tanzania and is seen here being restored at Dar es Salaam for use on excursion trains.

Leading Dimensions
Boiler Pressure200 lbs/sq.in
Grate Area38 sq.ft
Heating Surface2272 sq.ft
Cylinders18 in x 26 in
Driving Wheel diameter4 ft 0 in
Weight73.8 tons
Tractive Effort29835 lbs
Water Capacity4800 gals
Fuel Capacity2056 gals

 
 

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