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RAILWAYS of SOUTHERN AFRICA

John Middleton writes:

After an absence of some 8 years, a NEW edition of RAILWAYS of SOUTHERN AFRICA has been prepared. Click here for a sample which covers surviving steam locomotives in Mozambique and Malawi.

RAILWAYS of SOUTHERN AFRICA has been the standard reference for locomotives in Southern Africa since 1984 and after many requests, it was decided to compile a new edition after the long break since 1994 when the last edition appeared. I regularly travel to Southern Africa so up-to-date data compilation has been relatively easy.

In addition to historical background information, details of operations, type details etc, the book contains listings of all existing locomotives (steam, diesel and electric) on the National Railway systems of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Mocambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Locomotives are shown with full builders details (works numbers and dates) plus depot allocations. In addition, all preserved locomotives and those sold into industry are also listed along with locomotives that have been sold or preserved outside their original countries.

The book is half-letter size (8.5" x 5.5" as it has been printed in the USA), 100 pages with 32 colour photographs and colour card covers.

Orders can be accepted by cheque or money order in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or South African Rands.

The book costs US $14.95 or Pounds Sterling GBP 9.95 or SA Rands R145 including SURFACE mail postage.

Cheques and money orders payable to John Middleton.

For international AIRMAIL postage from the US add: US $ 5 or GBP 3.30 or R50

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER : Buy two books (one for marking up, one for the bookshelf !) - US $ 24.95 or Pounds Sterling GBP 14.95 or SA Rands R 295 including SURFACE mail, For international AIRMAIL postage from the US add US $ 10 or GBP 6.60 or R100.

It is hoped to have a stock of books in both the UK and SA shortly which will enable safe surface postage in those countries.

Orders should be sent to:
John N. Middleton
1709 Valley Avenue
McLean
VA 22101
USA

Queries: e-mail: jmiddleton1@ifc.org


MALAWI

Remember that NR/MR Nyasaland/Malawi Railways (Malawi) and the TZR - Trans-Zambesia Railway (Mozambique) were co-managed with locos listed in one series. TZR was taken over by CFM in 1967.

All locos plinthed

A 1 THISTLE 0-4-0ST WB 1705 1902 Limbe Station
A 2 SHAMROCK 0-4-0ST WB 1719 1902 Museum of Malawi, Blantyre
D 8   4-8-0 HL 3077 1914 Lilongwe Station
G 49   2-8-2 Hen 28978 1954 Lilongwe Station

G 57 is in Zambia (Livingstone Museum) and at least five G’s (including 59 and 60) in Mocambique

Portland Cement Co (1974) Ltd at Changalume between Nyaka and Blantyre had a 2-6-2T (HE 1485 1924 - but possibly HE 1486 which came from Nkana Copper Mines Zambia which was derelict until the mid-1990’s. However a recent report states this loco has been disposed of by being buried at the plant.

MOZAMBIQUE

CFM

Status Codes

OM Operational

Os Stored or Potentially Serviceable

D Withdrawn/Derelict

PP Preserved (Plinthed)

P Preserved (Museum/Preservation Site)

Gauge: 3’6"

1

0-6-0T

OK

6997

1914

PP

M - Maputo CFM Offices

1 (ex 71)

0-6-0T

Hen

20244

1929

PP

N - Nampula Station

4

2-8-0

Hen

22423

1934

D

Q - Quelimane

5

2-8-0

Hen

23341

1937

D

Q - Quelimane

6

2-8-0

StLeonard

1949

1922

P

I - Inhambane Station

7

2-8-0

StLeonard

1950

1922

D

I - Inhambane

8

2-8-0

StLeonard

1951

1922

Os

I - Inhambane

9

4-6-0T

D

2760

1892

PP

M - Maputo Station

10

4-8-0

NBL

16086

1903

P

B - Beira Docks

20

2-8-0

OK

12110

1930

Os

I - Inhambane

54

0-8-2T

Hen

28382

1950

D

B – Beira

67

0-10-0T

Hen

22381

1934

D

M – Maputo Shed

82

2-8-2T

Hen

29070

1955

D

B – Beira

84

2-8-2T

Hen

29072

1955

Os

B – Beira

91

2-8-2T

BLW

73070

1946

D

B – Beira

92

2-8-2T

BLW

73071

1946

D

B – Beira

95

2-8-2T

BLW

73074

1946

D

B – Beira

96

2-8-2T

BLW

73075

1946

D

B – Beira

100

2-6-6-0

ALCO

50846

1912

D

B – Moatize

101

2-6-6-0

ALCO

50847

1912

D

B – Moatize

14x

2-8-2

SACM

*

1950

D

N - Nampula

251

2-10-2

Hen

29044

1955

D

B – Beira

253

2-10-2

Hen

29046

1955

Os

B – Moatize

257

2-10-2

Hen

29050

1955

D

B - Beira

259

2-10-2

Hen

29052

1955

D

M – Goba (wrecked)

270

2-10-2

Hen

29063

1955

Os

B – Moatize

332

4-6-2

Hen

29067

1955

D

M – Maputo Shed

406

4-8-2

BLW

73829

1948

Os

Q – Quelimane

409

4-8-2

BLW

73832

1948

OM

Q – Quelimane

412

4-8-2

BLW

73835

1948

OM

Q – Quelimane

413

4-8-2

BLW

73836

1948

Os

Q – Quelimane

?

4-8-2

     

D

N – Nacala

?

4-8-2

     

D

N – Nacala

?

4-8-2

     

D

N – Nacala

453

4-8-2

MLW

75470

1947

D

B – Moatize

461

4-8-2

MLW

75478

1947

D

B – Mutarara

502

2-6-2

Hen

22782

1935

Os

I - Inhambane

503

2-6-2

Hen

23992

1938

D

Q - Quelimane

511

2-6-2

Hen

22783

1935

D

N - Nampula

571

2-6-2

Porter

7294

1941

D

I - Inhambane

572

2-6-2

Porter

7295

1941

Os

I - Inhambane

611

2-8-2

Hen

19901

1925

D

N - Nampula

612

2-8-2

Hen

19902

1925

D

N - Nampula

613

2-8-2

Hen

19903

1925

D

N - Nampula

615

2-8-2

Hen

19900

1925

D

N - Nampula

614 or 616

2-8-2

Hen

19904 or 05

1925

D

N - Nampula

703

4-8-2

MLW

76128

1948

D

M – Maputo Shed

704

4-8-2

MLW

76129

1948

D

M – Maputo Shed

707

4-8-2

MLW

76132

1948

D

M – Maputo Shed

708

4-8-2

MLW

76133

1948

D

M – Maputo Shed

813

4-4-2

Hen

19908

1923

OM

N – Nampula
901 2-6-2+2-6-2 BP 6510 1929 D B – Gondola
951 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2059 1952 D B – Gondola
952 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2060 1952 D B – Beira
953 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2061 1952 D B – Beira
954 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2062 1952 D B – Gondola
956 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2064 1952 D B – Gondola
957 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2065 1952 D B – Gondola
959 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2067 1952 D B – Machipanda
960 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2068 1952 D B – ?
961 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2069 1952 D B – Gondola
962 4-8-2+2-8-4 HSP 2070 1952 D B – Gondola
971 4-8-2+2-8-4 Hen 28642 1956 D B – Gondola
972 4-8-2+2-8-4 Hen 28643 1956 D B – Gondola
973 4-8-2+2-8-4 Hen 28644 1956 D B – Beira
982 2-8-2+2-8-2 BP 7067 1943 D B – Gondola
983 2-8-2+2-8-2 BP 7068 1943 D B – Gondola
985 2-8-2+2-8-2 BP 7070 1943 D B – Gondola
986 2-8-2+2-8-2 BP 7071 1943 D B – Gondola
991 2-8-2+2-8-2 BP 7064 1943 D B – Gondola

TZR G ?

2-8-2

     

D

B – Inhaminga

TZR G ?

2-8-2

     

D

B – Inhaminga

TZR G ?

2-8-2

     

D

B – Inhaminga

TZR G 59

2-8-2

NBL

27781

1957

D

B – Moatize

TZR G 60

2-8-2

NBL

27782

1957

D

B – Inhaminga

Note: 14x loco is one of 141-148 (SACM 8091-95, 8152-54)

251/257 both reported at Beira, may be only one loco

259 abandoned at Km 67 just east of Goba (Maputo-Goba line) after 1978 derailment

960 overhauled ZECO 1987 and working until early 1990’s but not reported recently

Gauge: 750 mm

1 GAZA

0-4-0T

Couillet

1216

1898

PP

M – Maputo Station

05

2-6-2

BLW

59204

1926

Os

X – Xai Xai

06

2-8-0

BLW

58180

1925

Os

X – Xai Xai

012

2-6-0

ALCO

61464

1919

D

X – Xai Xai

013

2-6-0

ALCO

61465

1919

D

M – Maputo Works ( ?)

081

2-6-0

ALCO

55840

1916

D

M – Maputo Works ( ?)

082

2-6-0

ALCO

56023

1916

D

X – Xai Xai

083

2-6-0

ALCO

56024

1916

D

X – Xai Xai

OTHER RAILWAYS

Compania de Sena (Sena Sugar Estates)

Marromeu Estate

Gauge: 3'6" (rebuilt from 3’0" gauge)

6

0-6-0T

P

2141

1954

Derelict

7

0-6-0T

P

2165

1958

Derelict

Gauge: 3'0"

-

0-6-2T

JF (one of 16021-23)

1923

Preserved in Playground

Gauge: 600mm

4 0-6-2T JF 12817 1911 Derelict *
5 0-6-2T JF 12818 1911 #
8 0-6-0T OK 11468 1927 Derelict *

11

0-6-0ST

P

2143

1953

Stored in Workshop

12

0-6-0ST

P

2144

1953

Stored in Workshop

13

0-6-0ST

P

2145

1953

Stored in Workshop

14

0-6-0ST

P

2161

1957

Stored in Workshop

15 (DFB 918) 0-8-0TT Hen 14681 1916 Derelict *
17 0-8-0TT Hen 20777 1927 Derelict *

24

0-6-0ST

P

2107

1949

#

* Reported to still exist and intended for preservation in Europe

# Not reported from recent visits, possibly still exist

Luabo Estate

Gauge: 600 mm

5 (DFB 1993) 0-8-0TT Schwartz 6731 1918 Derelict *
11 0-8-0TT OK 11831 1929 Derelict *
19 0-6-0ST P 2106 1949 #

* Reported to still exist and intended for preservation in Europe

# Not reported from recent visits, possibly still exists

Buzi Sugar Estates, near Beira

There were four ex Beira Railway "Lawley" 4-4-0’s of which two were repatriated to the UK in 2000. It is not known if the other two still survive.


Rob Dickinson

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