Talk:INCA Programme

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The new diesel loco. I always thought that was the passenger loco Criccieth Castle, rather then the departmental loco Harlech Castle. The Harlech article says it was purchased in 1988, which is before the INCA Progremme. Can anyone else comment/confirm? --Edward Harris (talk) 11:33, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Well that is why I went through the old FRMs for some definitive info, and it is clear that the rebuild of INA/Harlech is what is meant. It seems that it was obtained from Bredgar in a swap for Volunteer but there may have been an outstanding cash adjustment (I have no info on that but it is a possibility), and there was also the rebuild of the bodywork and transmission to be funded. Criccieth didn't come till later but clearly followed on from Harlech as it was an unfinished example of the same design, but was finished at BL as in in-house project. Both locos (and the Baguley-Drewry company) were casualties of the civil war in Mozambique following the Portuguese revolution and subsequent rapid de-colonialisation. George Cash (talk) 12:13, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Interesting, thanks for checking. --Edward Harris (talk) 12:58, 8 April 2019 (UTC)