Sudan Railways - live steam

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Sudan Railways - live steam

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Some live ones

The first one is interesting. http://www.trainweb.org/tusp/girdlestone.html tells us that in 1985 well-known steam engineer Phil Girdlestone took up the position of Project Engineer with Hugh Phillips Engineering, which had a contract to rehabilitate several Sudan Railway Corporation locomotives for the famine relief operation, which was then getting under way. As part of this he designed a Lempor exhaust system for these locomotives (North British SRC 310 Class 2-8-2's). This was fitted to No.313, the first of the six being overhauled and after comparative trials with brake locomotives showed a reduction in fuel consumption of 12% authority was granted for the remaining five to be so fitted. Unfortunately, although preliminary work was done to improve other SRC engines (a double Lempor was designed for the 500 Class 4-8-2's as well as other improvements) nothing more came of this.
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2-6-4T no 301 in Port Sudan in 1960
2-6-4T no 301 in Port Sudan in 1960
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4-8-2 no 537 in Port Sudan in 1960
4-8-2 no 537 in Port Sudan in 1960
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Locos at Hasa Haisa
Locos at Hasa Haisa
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SRC 310 Class 2-8-2 fitted with Lempor exhaust system (at Sennar?)
SRC 310 Class 2-8-2 fitted with Lempor exhaust system (at Sennar?)
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Sudan Railways 4-6-4+4-6-4 Garratts were built by Beyer-Peacock to 3'6" gauge as follows:

Works numbers 6798-6801 in 1936 nos 250-253
Works numbers 6870-6875 in 1937 nos 254-259

Information and photo of no 257 from Gavin Hamilton's excellent The Garratt Locomotive website at http://users.powernet.co.uk/hamilton
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Newly erected Sudan Railways 250 class #257 (BP 6873/1937), later Rhodesia Railways 17th class #278 before being sold to the CFM as #927, being used on the Beira Line (S. V. Blencowe Collection).
Newly erected Sudan Railways 250 class #257 (BP 6873/1937), later Rhodesia Railways 17th class #278 before being sold to the CFM as #927, being used on the Beira Line (S. V. Blencowe Collection).
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No 256 - unknown photo
No 256 - unknown photo
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Re: Sudan Railways - live steam

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The two photos of steam in Port Sudan in 1960 are by Ian Roberts, now a member of this forum - see link
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