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Re: The last "good" Garratts for sale

November 22, 2011 03:44AM
WHR Garratts weigh 60 tons (around 130,000lb) and run with no trouble on 60lb/yard track, mainly on steel sleepers (ties) which 'dig in' on sharp curves and hold the track position better than wood.

The individual axle load is very low (average under 7 tons (13,000 lb) per axle) and speeds do not get above 25mph and are mostly in the 15 to 20 mph range.

However, rebuild of a 'Kalahari' Mikado is well advanced -- a new tender body with cab shelter for reverse running is a feature -- and it will be interesting to see how this loco performs when finished.

Bob Gartside
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The last "good" Garratts for sale

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