19 April 2009

Lichtenburg, North West Agricultural Museum part 1, SAR Class 19D no. 2711

This locomotive (along with another) is on display at the North West Agricultural Museum (formerly the Andries Beyers Agricultural Museum) located at Melville Street-South in Lichtenburg.

6 Sept 1997 photo: André Kritzinger

Before WW II, 135 engines of Class 19D were delivered by Krupp, Borsig and Skoda. Immediately after the war, a further 50 Class 19D's were supplied by Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn Ltd. These were similar to the pre-war 19D, except they were fitted with vacuum brakes. The final order of 50 engines of this class was from North British Locomotive Co in 1949 and fitted with a new type of tender known as the Vanderbilt.

These versatile locomotives saw extensive service on every system of the SAR and were amongst the last steam locomotives to be withdrawn from active service.

This photo was taken on 15 July 2007 by Johann & Elsie Kritzinger.

Goto North West Agricultural Museum part 2 (ex-SAR Class 11 no 946)

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