This report covers comes from 'my man in Nigeria':
Lagos (Ebute Metta Junction)
No 174 still at Running shed but now further deteriorated, otherwise complete
No 211 in old Carriage Shed (designated as museum) no further loss of parts from that seen in 2007
No 217 as above
All above are Oil fired locos and from later batches
No 104 (Coal fired) located at the running shed and reasonably complete. Its marked for scrapping following the Tender last year. Being an early machine it can be argued that it should be retained.
No 5 (Bagnall 1928) is also still complete ‘plinthed’ under its canopy.
No X? Another later build River was seen at the end of the Works, there may also have been yet another inside the shed behind it. Looked quite complete including headlamp.
I was amused to see the water Column at Enugu – complete with bag and obviously still connected from the spurt of water emanating from the valve - Steam finished late seventies!
Group photo shows three generations of British built traction: 1950s ‘River’, 1920s 0-6-0T and 1977 Brush 0-6-0DE
This is inside Enugu North Box
Enugu Steam Running shed
There is a very interesting collection of photos taken at Enugu Steam shed some while ago (though
dated October 2012, they are clearly from back in the 80s or earlier) http://unjobs.org/duty_stations/nigeria/enugu/enugu-north/photos
but the scene which greeted us was wholly different and quite extraordinary – I have never seen something like this – akin to an ‘elephants graveyard’ up to 7 locos had been cut here and in most cases the cylinder blocks had simply been abandoned where they fell after all the other more easily removed and valuable materials had been removed.
No? – I have not seen any previous references to this loco, which is a later batch loco (coal fired) apart from missing cylinder covers and being engulfed in soil and undergrowth, it is largely complete.