133

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133
WHR NG133 Dinas.jpg
In Dinas bay platfrom, 2009. Photo: Herbert Ortner.
Type NG15
Home Railway WHR
Original Railway SAR
Number 133
Status Awaiting Overhaul
History
Built by Société Anglo-Franco-Belge
Built 1952
Technical
Wheel Arrangement 2-8-2
Locomotives

133 is an NG15 Locomotive awaiting rebuild for use on the Welsh Highland Railway

History in South Africa[edit]

133 was built by Société Anglo-Franco-Belge for South African Railways (SAR) to their NG15 class 2-8-2 design. 133 is from the third batch of NG15s built in 1952. It carries builder's number 2683.

133 was delivered to Walvis Bay and commissioned onto the Otavi Railway. The Otavi Railway was regauged to cape gauge in 1960 and 133, along with the other NG15s was transferred to Port Elizabeth to work the Avontuur Branch. 133 was withdrawn from service in 1986 due to the declining amount of work for steam locomotives.

Preservation in the UK[edit]

133 arrived in the UK at the same time as 134 and was initially brought over from South Africa for a railway at Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire but this fell through and the locos were purchased for the WHR's future motive power back in 1998. Subsequently two NGG16s (87 and 130) imported for the same project made their way to the WHR.

To the WHR[edit]

After its arrival in Wales 133 was cosmetically restored and was displayed in the bay platform at Dinas for nearly 10 years. The locomotive was displayed in Caernarfon in 2009 as part of the effort to raise money for sister loco 134.

Eventually the weather had taken its toll and the boiler cladding was stripped to prevent further deterioration. The tender body was scrapped and the frames used to hold the body for 134's new tender while its own frames are restored. The locomotive remains in the open at Dinas.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Payling, David (2012). Garratts and Kalaharis of the Welsh Highland Railway. Harbour Station, Porthmadog: Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. ISBN 978-0-901848-10-9. OCLC 871303225. 

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