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Picture courtesy Kevin Patience ©2003
 
 

East African Railways and Harbours Corporation


5918 Mount Gelai


Beyer-Garratt Mountain Class 4-8-2+2-8-4

Introduced in 1955, these magnificent locos were the largest, heaviest and most powerful steam locos ever to be operated on the metre gauge. Capable of hauling a 1200 ton load up a 1 in 75 gradient the 34 members of the class, numbered 5901 - 5934, were named after the highest peaks in East Africa. Mount Gelai was withdrawn in 1980 and entered the museum under its own steam.

After 21 years as a static exhibit, Mount Gelai has been restored to full working order.

5930
Picture courtesy Trevor Heath ©2001

Museum locomotive 5930 Mount Shengena is a member of the same class.

Leading Dimensions
Boiler Pressure225 lbs/sq.in
Grate Area72 sq.ft
Heating Surface4284 sq.ft
Cylinders20½ in x 28 in
Driving Wheel diameter4 ft 6 in
Weight251.7 tons
Tractive Effort83350 lbs
Water Capacity8600 gals
Fuel Capacity2700 gals

 
 

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