|Mail train to Salisbury departing Mpopoma|
Foreword by Mr. R. A. H. Baxter, Chairman, Rhodesia Railways Historical Committee.
This flne collectionof photographs and diagrams of locomotives has been published by the Rhodesia Railways' Historical Committee in the hope that it will stimulate interest n Rhodesia' own Railways.
There are three main typos of locomotives operating on Rhodesia Railways; " Straight," " Garratt" and " Diesel," and all are depicted from the smallest to the largest, The standard of operating efficiency of those steam and dlesel locomotives has been very high, resulting In a very low maintenance demand. Rhodesia Railways' steam locomotives form one of tie few first class fleets remaining In tho world today.
The Railways, as the Country's lifeline have played and important part In the development of Rhodesia and, if the plans of the Historical Committee materialise, there will be a Rhodesia Railways Museum built In Bulawayo to preserve this facet of Rhodesia's history for all time.
The Railway locomotive of today still holds a place of great interest and enthusiasm for many and therefore it is hoped sincerely that this booklet will give pleasure to all who view it.
|2'-0" Gauge Locomotive|
|Small Class Locomotive|
|6th Class Side Tank Locomotive|
|7th Class Locomotive|
|8th Class Locomotive|
|9th Class Locomotive|
|9A Class Locomotive|
|9B Class Locomotive|
|10th Class Locomotive|
|11th Class Locomotive|
|11A Class Locomotive|
|12th Class Locomotive|
|12B Class Locomotive|
|19th Class Locomotive|
|19C Class Condenser Locomotive|
|13th Class Garratt Locomotive|
|14th Class Garratt Locomotive|
|14A Class Garratt Locomotive|
|15th Class Garratt Locomotive.|
|16th Class Garratt Locomotive|
|16A Class Garratt Locomotive|
|17th Class Garratt Locomotive|
|20A Class Garratt Locomotive|
|DE 1 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive|
|DE2 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive|
|DE 3 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive|
|DE 4 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive|
|DE 6 Class Diesel Electric Locomotive|
End of Publication
|Diesel Railcar DR 1|
All photographs and drawings are copyrighted to Rhodesia Railways and National Railways of Zimbabwe.
Thanks to the above for the use of their material.
Source. Booklet Locomotives of Rhodesia Railways which was made available to ORAFs by Bruce Harrison. Thanks Bruce
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