South African loco to be refurbished in Glasgow St Rollox depot

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South African loco to be refurbished in Glasgow St Rollox depot

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Historic Glasgow rail yard facing axe thrown locomotive lifeline by council
A historic railway yard facing closure has been thrown a potential lifeline.

The St Rollox depot in Glasgow’s Springburn – which employs 200 people – has been given a locomotive for refurbishment by North Lanarkshire Council.


The Springbok steam engine from South Africa has been rotting at the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life in Coatbridge since the 80s.

Now the local authority has given the yard – nicknamed the Caley – the task of stripping back and refurbishing the engine...
Can anyone identify this locomotive?
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From FOTR's Chris J:
A GMA or part of it and possibly 4112 which was bought for Plymm Valley railway in early 1980s abut never used due to some impracticability... Will check...
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