Sunday, 7 December 2008

North British 2: From North to South

As if by chance, around the same time our members were at the GFT seeing a film about the North British Locomotive Company, a colleague of another member was holidaying in South Africa. The NBL had a long link with South Africa, having built over 2000 steam locomotives for the Dominion. A film about the building of the 2000th locomotive can be found at the Scottish Screen Archive.

The aforementioned vacationer happened across a railyard in the Western Cape, I believe, and found some of these very same Glasgow built locomotives. A picture of one is included on this post. (In another picture one could clearly make out the NBL makers plate on the loco, but that picture is not available.)

It truly is a small world!     

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