The Garratt Locomotive

Latest updates to this website

03/02/2017

2, Class GCA 2621 moved from Oosterlijn Express, Waterval Boven to Patons County Railway, Creighton

30/01/2017

2, (Ex RR), class 14A locomotives bought by Bush Tracks from BCL (Botswana)

22/10/2016

NG 52 added, missed in earlier updates (survivors)

NG156 dismantled, bent frames, usable parts to NG116(survivors)

21/10/2016

Two locos sold to Bush Tracks of Livingstone by BCL(survivors)

511 derailed & scrapped 1998, I'd obviously missed this one then(survivors)

24/05/2016

Correcting survivors

24/05/2016

USSR Non Commercial (Non Commercial)

10/02/2016

USSR NG/NGG17/Yugoslavia (Proposals)

05/12/2015

Removed those known to have been scrapped(Survivors)

26/11/2015

Corrected New Zealand information(Survivors)

12/09/2015

7.25" gauge miniature version of Wells & Walsingham Garratt(Miniatures)

two more types of articulateds added (other articulteds)

18/08/2015

3.5" gauge Rhodesia Railways 15A(Miniatures)

11/03/2015

Found a picture of the, incomplete, 7 1/4" gauge, Mardyke Garratt(Miniatures)

Another Bill Bivings model(Non Comm)

Preserved AD60, 6029, named 'City of Canberra' (Survivors)

Another 7 1/4" gauge EAR 59 class (1/8 scale) (Miniatures)

02/02/2015

More model examples

04/10/2014

6029 has been completed

NG/G16 109 - location changed from Crewe to Dinas

16/05/2014

6029 has been steamed

Added a picture of my recently recieved Eureka AD60

NG/G16 boiler - ex NG129 - donated to the WHR by the Puffing Billy Railway, a new one is to be built

04/03/2013

Date corrections (BP)

12/02/2013

New discoveries in the Congo DR (survivors)

13/11/2012

Added CFB class 10C (Pics 6)

12/11/2012

caption clarified (Pics 6)

27/09/2012

SA survivors updated

New Book added

18/09/2012

Angola survivors (not only Garratts) updated

04/09/2012

construction dates for 'other builders' corrected (with assistance from Peter Bagshawe)

31/07/2012

Entire Website moved..

26/03/2012

NG127 arrives in Australia(Survivors)

05/11/2011

Another Freelance Scratch Built model (Non Comm)

The scrapper attacks in Huambo..(Survivors)

20/10/2011

Added "The Anatomy of a Garratt (books)

31/08/2011

Location correction for 398 in NZ (survivors)

11/08/2011

The new "Edith Cavell Norfolk Heroine" on the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway - (Miniatures)

398 arrives in NZ (survivors)

08/07/2011

Another miniature in South Africa - (Miniatures)

09/06/2011

Updates after recieving a definitive list after "affirmative shopping" in South Africa - (Survivors)

24/05/2011

Link to more info - (Miniatures)

12/05/2011

Another Armin Bothmann produced model - (Non Comm)

05/05/2011

Final list of CFA survivors - (Survivors)

29/03/2011

expanded caption - (miniatures)

26/03/2011

Changed RR 15A class picture (pictures 6)

4148 scrapped - was stored Reefsteamers, Germiston for Ian Welch (NZ) (survivors)

17/03/2011

Link to "Station Road Steam" who are selling a 5" gauge Spanish 2-8-2+2-8-2 (miniature)

17/03/2011

Added (a very rare) KDL action photograph (pictures 6)

27/02/2011

Some survivors scrapped (South Africa) (survivors)

01/02/2011

Trevor Staats credited (finally) as the sender of the 19D photographs (homemade)

26/01/2011

Location update UK (Survivors)

31/12/2010

5" gauge example from France (Miniature)

"German Industrial" (Non Comm)

16/12/2010

More appropriate photograph (contact)

10/11/2010

Larger photograph of NW1218 (Other artics)

09/11/2010

Two more types of articulated added (Other artics)

07/11/2010

Amended details - Angola (Survivors)

Added the name of the Japanese O gauge modeller (Non-Comm)

29/10/2010

Amended location - South Africa (Survivors)

Tanzania survivors scrapped in 2005/6 (survivors)

Two more types of articulated added (Other artics)

16/10/2010

added a link to Rob Dickinsons site (Survivors)

more updating Survivors about angola cutting (survivors)

15/10/2010

added a photograph of a double Fairlie (other artics)

updated Survivors about angola cutting (survivors)

12/10/2010

Cutting commences at Catete, Angola (Survivors)

added a photograph of the NRM 7╝" gauge EAR 59 class (miniatures)

04/10/2010

Corrected details (Miniatures)

17/06/2010

Corrected details of RHDR model - information from Ian Turner (Non-comm)

22/05/2010

Tinkerbell Garratt (miniature)

21/05/2010

Some interesting models today (non-comm)

11/05/2010

How to subscribe to the Garratt Talk mailing list (Garratt Talk)

Link to Maxitrak (miniatures)

New Garratt planned for Wells & Walsingham (miniatures)

More examples (non comm)

Another one (models)

06/05/2010

Links checked and corrected (miniature)

23/04/2010

General tidy up after problems caused by system migration

03/04/2010

Corrected spelling (survivors)

19/11/2009

New book (Books)

Link to The Ultimate Steam Page - L.D.Porta's Garratt proposal for ACE3000 (proposals)

15/11/2009

Corrected identity of Nepal #6 (pics 4)

29/10/2009

APC Garratt moved from PBR(Menzies Creek Museum) to Bellarine Peninsula Railway (survivors)

22/10/2009

Changed Nepal Photograph (miniature)

23/09/2009

Another miniature NG/G16 (miniature)

16/09/2009

New "old" William Francis kit back on the Market (model)

06/08/2009

3 more pictures added (miniatures)

17/06/2009

More(!) identified in Angola(survivors)

26/12/2008

Location update (Survivors - Zambia)

25/12/2008

Added a 5" gauge GEA from South Africa (miniatures)

21/12/2008

Angola - added a photograph from Catete Dump (survivors)

16/12/2008

Angola - Fixed link to Jamie Grieves' photographs of Huambo dump

Miniature - more information about the GB from Les Wood

12/12/2008

Angola - John Middleton has spent some time analysing the photographs supplied by Andy Chalmers of the dump at Catete which contains 10 Garratts and other locos

Angola - Catete count seems to be certain 22 locomotives

10/12/2008

Bolivia - most confirmed (all the following from John Middleton)

Angola Possibly a 2nd Krupp 550 class at Catete? and three BP 500 class - photographs taken 07/12/08 by Andy Chalmers via John Middleton

Angola Catete count is now thought to be 20 locomotives

South Africa RR 605 scrapped 11/08 + 4088 scrapped

South Africa 2387 original plinthing report in error? - certainly doesn't exist

Mozambique 972 now at Maputo

More South African location changes

07/12/2008

Zambia. 703/704/733 (at Lusaka) scrapped on site early 2007 - information from Peter Bagshawe (survivors)

Angola Possibly a second Krupp 550 class at Catete? Down to interpretation of photographs.

Angola At least 3 more class 10's at Kuito (Better Google Earth coverage)

02/11/2008

Correction to CF Luanda list(thanks Peter Bagshawe)(Survivors)

31/10/2008

Krupp Garratt at Catete now identified (and some other survivors)(Survivors)

Corrected Graham Kelseys name (non-comm)

corrected works number of Brazilian Loco in Recife (survivors)

added link to Phil Parker's Blog for building the Avondale Kit(Model)

25/09/2008

Some pictures taken at the Garratt 50 (in spite of the weather)(Various)

Colour pitures of Benguela 10A(Pics 2)

29/08/2008

New home page photograph (entry page)

Redone Burma survivors (survivors)

01/08/2008

Added a picture of a Reseau Breton Mallet (other artic)

Added Shay picture (other artic)

21/06/2008

Another Youtube video by Jamie Grieve (survivors)

added link for 6029 restoration site (survivors)

02/06/2008

South Africa survivors - 3 scrapped & location changes

14/05/2008

Created a new section to showcase other types of articulated steam locomotives

But didn't get much done before my flatbed scanner died (intense smell of elctrical burning) now to buy a new one.

11/04/2008

Added photograph of another miniature (miniatures)

Added a photograph of an early LGB Garratt (model)

Added more to Angola Survivors (and a link to photographs) (survivors)

17/03/2008

Corrected builder of the ASG model (non comm)

Amended the location of GF Class 2416 (survivors)

17/03/2008

Added a scratch built ASG model (non comm)

Added a link to the results of my own modelling efforts (no Garratts)

15/03/2008

Added table of identified locomotives & a bit more information - Angola(Survivors)

08/03/2008

More found in Huambo, Angola(Survivors)

16/01/2008

Added a picture of 509 in New Zealand(Survivors)

05/01/2008

One more Angolan survivor identified

Rhodesian Railways 14A 509 arrives in New Zealand

20/12/2007

Added 3 more books

Added another miniature

Added another model

02/12/2007

More Angola News - 3 definite identities (survivors)

Added three more books (books)

Another miniature (miniature)

Location updates SA 2' gauge (survivors)

29/10/2007

Angola updates - now 15 known survivors (survivors)

28/09/2007

Added a photograph of a 5" gauge S. A. R. class GB (Miniatures)

06/09/2007

Added a photograph showing 2 CF Angola survivors (Survivors)

Updated the Zimbabwe section of Surviving locomotives(Survivors)

29/07/2007

Added a photograph of the CF Benguela survivor (Survivors)

Added three more photographs of non-commercial models (non-comm)

27/07/2007

A new survivor in Angola - CF Benguela example dumped on a siding at Tchinguar seemingly having been hit by a rocket

but not too badly damaged

24/06/2007

Egg on face time - I had swapped the identities of the BNR locomotives preserved in India

Thanks to Helen Stephenson for pointing this out

07/05/2007

Corrected works numbers of Zimbabwe 14A Class survivors

Unknown surviving Tanzania/EAR 56 Class now identified as 5602

07/05/2007

One planned model has been cancelled

Accucraft details updated, model is available - assuming these are not sold out......

27/02/2007

Added two pictures of Malcolm Savage's scratch built 5.5mm/foot models

Added details of "Thundering Smoke" by R. G. Pattison

30/01/2007

Changed the picture of the PLM Algeria 231-132BT class

Added one more brochure and a Queensland Railways Operating Manual

21/11/2006

More pictures of the ex Bengal Nagpur #811 can be found here

There are several shots from 17/11/2006. Thanks to Jimmy Jose for the link

The owner of the LGB picture has been in contact so now credit can now be given to Stan Silverman - link to his site with the picture

Two more miniatures added - one is diesel powered!

12/09/2006

The ex Bengal Nagpur 4-8-0+0-8-4 #811 at Kharagpur workshops has been steamed more details here


Another miniature, courtesy of the Model Engineer for July 17th, 1941!

10/08/2006

At last! A picture on one of the ex SB&CR 2-6-0+0-6-2's(Miniatures)

Another Alco advertisment (Publicity)

According to one of my informants the ex Bengal Nagpur 4-8-0+0-8-4 #811 at Kharagpur workshops is being revived and might be steamed this month

20/06/2006

Two pictures "hot off the press" of the new Garratt at the end of the world under test earlier this month. Loco will be painted blue and named in due course


Photographs taken by the builder, Phil Girdlestone, and recieved via Shaun MacMahon and Trevor Heath.

08/06/2006

This should upset a few people. There have been rumours of GWR Garratt designs and now there are two here!(Proposals)

20/05/2006

Two unusual Garratt remnants found along the G & Q by Jack Neville.. (Occasionally things go wrong)

A very rare photograph - two Ansaldo Garratts being shipped...... (Occasionally things go wrong)

Updated captions in Pictures 3 and 5

20/04/2006

Identity confirmed for locomotive at Kharagpur Workshop in India (Survivors)

Added link and more detail for Mamod based 2-4-0+0-4-2 (Non Commercial models)

Added correction to geographical error in one picture (Proposals)

The new FCAF Garratt was shipped from Durban and is expected to arrive in May. Builder confirmed as Girdlestone Rail

10/03/2006

I did change the location for NG/G 16 #87 but forgot to update this page.....

Added picture/link for Michael Guys' miniature 2-4-0+0-4-2 (Miniature page)

03/01/2006

Changed photograph of Guest, Keen & Baldwins loco (Pics 4)

Added link to Railway Gazette website (Publicity page)

03/01/2006

Replaced photographs of South African GD (pics 2) and Sudan Railways 250 class (pics 5)

More South African survivors moved, information from Geoff Pethick

Some more appeals for help added to the miniature page, and this section moved to the top of the page

24/11/2005

Some more examples of advertising material

Replacement photograph of a Nigerian locomotive

Photograph of the proposed NSWGR 4-6-4+4-6-4 of 1938

A kind soul has pointed out that another Garratt is being built for the FCAF in Argentina. This story goes back at least as far as 1998 but I'd missed it. I've seen pictures but owing to contractural agreements the builders name has not been released. Completion date unknown at present.

30/09/2005

A few location changes for South African survivors

Another 3.5" gauge miniature Garratt from South Africa, this time a GF

3.5" gauge, "EAR style", freelance 2-8-0+0-8-2 in New Zealand


On 17/09/2005, Central of Aragon 101,(Euskalduna 191/1931), later RENFE 0462F0401, was removed from the Vilanova I la Geltru Railway Museum near Barcelona. It has been transferred to the ARMF workshops at Lleida for restoration to working order. The picture above shows it alongside 282F-0421 at Lleida on 17/09/2005 (Picture Oscar UrgelÚs via Manuel Ramos)

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