Sudan Steam Query

Photos of motive and rolling stock, stations, signals and anything else train related in the Sudan! Photos should be 800x600 pixels, maximum size 130K. Very good ones will be moved to the Online Gallery, the rest will be pruned away after 14 days to conserve space.
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Ken Livingstone of the North British Locomotive Preservation Group has sent me the following e-mail with the attached photos:
one of our guys has sent me the attached four photos of steam locos working in Sudan about 1976. The numbers of the locos are 47, 242 & 252. They were taken at or near Wad Medani. Would you be able to tell me which classes they belong to please - and if any of them were built by North British ?
Can anybody assist with this?
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Could 242 and 252 both be examples of the 220 class?

See https://orion.math.iastate.edu/jdhsmith ... sgr220.jpg for comparison.
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A response which I received privately so I will post it without identifying the source:
I am 99% sure that Nos 242 and 252 are both N. British 4-6-2s built in or around 1942. In 1983 I travelled from Sennar Junction to El Damazine behind No 249 which looked exactly the same and was built by N. British in 1942. In 1985 I travelled from Sennar Junction to Singa/Umm Banein behind No 238, also a N. British 4-6-2, although I did not record the date it was built. These were of course oil burners and I think the series built during WWII were successors to the coal-burning Class 220s. However, I cannot be 100% sure about this.
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Another response I received privately:
I don't have very much on these photos. The tank engine looks like a Hunslet 0-6-0T which were the common shunters. The 4-6-2's are Class 220 but whether they are from the original batch or the war & post war batch is not clear.

Photos on early Kodachrome are very difficult to identify when taken in strong sunlight as the wheels are usually in heavy shade. I've found that some can be better displayed if they are photoshopped back to black and white.
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