15 May 2009

Witbank, Railway Station, SAR Class 11 No 942

Class 11 2-8-2 [ex CSAR 11th class]
No. 942 [NBL 16279/1904 - ex CSAR 730]


1986 Photo: Dennis Summergill


1986 Photo: Dennis Summergill


Undated - unknown photographer - somewhere down the line, the watertower has disappeared .


February 2005. Photo courtesy of Jacque and John Wepener.


20 June 2005 Photo: from André Kritzinger's Album


Non-authentic number plate as recorded by André Kritzinger on 20 June 2005.

These 2-8-2 locomotives were designed by P.A. Hyde for goods workings on the Reef for the Central South African Railways (CSAR). Thirty-six engines, delivered by the North British Locomotive Co in 1904, were superheated with Walschaert's valve gear and plate frames. They, in fact, proved to be too heavy for the track and bridges, and the engines had to be held in store for almost a year while these were strengthened.

In the SAR Class 11 engines were numbered No's 912-947.

They were initially used on the Reef between Germiston and Witbank until the arrival of more powerful engines relegated them to local workings. During the 1940 they were transferred to Kimberley and Port Elizabeth where they performed similar tasks until withdrawn in 1975.


August 2010: latest photo kind courtesy of Hannes Paling who took this photo on my request.

Another sister in the SAR Class 11 engine no 946 is plinthed at the North West Agricultural Museum in Lichtenburg.



Picture of sister engine No 947 from the past.


photo: Leith Paxton : Class 11 2-8-2 [ex CSAR 11th class] No. 947 [NBL 16284/1904 - ex CSAR 735] at Sydenham Loco Depot (Port Elizabeth) 3 July 1966



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