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Re: [7mm NGA] Former German "Zwilling" loco

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  • Anthony Rinke
    Hi,   I am extremely interested in seeing any pictures of this locomotive as it appears to be one of the two only survivors of its type. The other being Old
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 30, 2011
      Hi,
       
      I am extremely interested in seeing any pictures of this locomotive as it appears to be one of the two only survivors of its type. The other being 'Old Bill' in Namibia. Plese could you post any images in the photo's section.
      Please...please...
      Regards
      Anthony Rinke
      Australia


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      From: Brian Rumary <brian@...>
      To: 7mm NG Association <7mmnga@yahoogroups.com>; NG Military Rlys list <NGMMG@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, 28 November 2011 11:26 PM
      Subject: [7mm NGA] Former German "Zwilling" loco


       
      I've found my negatives of a trip I took to Turkey in 1978. On a visit
      to Amasya Özel Idaresi (Celtek Kömür Isletmesi), Celtak Colliery,
      Suluova on 25th October the working loco on their 600mm gauge system was
      number 1, a small 0-6-0 side tank. There was no works plate on the loco,
      but the boiler carried a plate which said it was Henschel 4153 of 1895.
      At the time I thought this loco looked more like a Krauss design than a
      Henschel, but it was not until I checked the Henschel boiler number
      against the works list some years later that I discovered this was from
      one half of a "Zwilling" twin-loco supplied to the German Heeres Feldbahnen!

      A number of these "twin locos" were split up into single units over the
      years, especially those in present-day Namibia, but this must have been
      the last one still to be in use. Does anyone have any idea what happened
      to the unique loco after 1978?

      Attached are three photos of the loco in use, and I can add a few more
      if anyone is interested?

      --
      Brian Rumary
      England

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