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Krupp TE-class 2-8-0

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  1. BrightonBaltic

    BrightonBaltic Member

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    I've seen some photographs of these handsome locomotives on Iraqi state railways, where they appear to have been used extensively alongside Stanier 8Fs. They were reportedly built in the 1950s - but aside from that, I have been unable to ascertain anything. Can anyone here fill me in?
     
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    In respect of Krupp they built 7 locos (w/n 3585-3591) - 3 were shipped 28/8/1956, 2 on 25/9/1956 and the final two (plus a spare boiler) on 15/10/1956. They were ordered by the UK Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations on behalf of the Iraqi State Railways and were numbered 1441-1447.

    They were Standard Gauge, 2 cylinder (19¾x28") 2-8-0s relatively similar in vital statistics to the Class TD (ex-LMS 8F), so were presumably used on equivalent duties.

    No idea if others were built by other companies.

    Barry
     
  3. BrightonBaltic

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    Right! Any idea if any are preserved? Do you know what boiler pressure they employed, or the driving wheel diameter?
     
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    huochemi Active Member Friend

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    You may do better to join the Continental Railway Circle Yahoo group. Almost certainly someone will point you in the right direction.
     
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    56 1/2 inch drivers, BP 225psi - very doubtful any are preserved, if that is the right word to use for Iraq.

    Some good colour shots here :
    http://gwrarchive.org/site/sitel2pg/Iraq/sg/sg.php

    barry
     
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  6. Reading General

    Reading General Part of the furniture

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    wow check out 670328
     
  7. BrightonBaltic

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    Thanks!

    Reading General, I presume you mean the RSH Pacific? Somewhat let down by its narrow firebox and 5'9" drivers surely render its streamlining rather redundant... it'd be like streamlining a K3! Wait, didn't someone propose that at some point?!
     
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  8. Reading General

    Reading General Part of the furniture

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    still wow though....
     
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    andrewshimmin Active Member

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    Surely the barrow firebox wasn't such an issue with oil firing?
    Magnificent beasts, weren't they?
     
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    I would be absolutely delighted to discover that one of these still survives somewhere in Iraq.

    Cheers,

    Alan
     

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