North British Locomotive Preservation Group

 

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 NBL / SAR Class 24 No. 3647 at Breyten Loco Shed, in November 1987

 

NBL / SAR Class 24 No. 3647 at Breyten Loco Shed, in November 1987

 

 

Locomotive number 3647 is one of the last handful of survivors of the NBL / SAR Class 24 2-8-4ís and was purchased for preservation by NBLPG in November 2006. However, we urgently need £5,000 to begin her journey back to the UK and start on some basic restoration work. We have received the approval of the Umgeni Steam Railway to relocate No. 3647 to their Masons Mill loco shed in Natal where she will be able join up with our Dubs Tank No. 196.

 

100 of these modern, powerful branch line locomotives were constructed by NBL in Glasgow for South African Railways in 1949 / 50.Their light axle load of only 11.5 tons enabled their use on lightly laid branches and they saw service throughout the network on secondary and suburban duties. They featured cast-steel bed frames and Vanderbilt Tenders and used a similar boiler to the well known 19D Class 4-8-2.

 

If you are able to help us in any way, please complete the following form and send it to us at the usual address. All contributions, large or small will count towards Share Purchases in the engine and will be afforded full Voting Rights. Short Term Loans are also needed and will be repaid in full during the next 12 months. Thank you very much for any help you can give.

 

Best Regards, Ken Livermore, Hon Secretary, NBL Preservation Group

North British Locomotive Preservation Group

 

†† ††††††††††††††† ††††Class 24 Transport Appeal

 

†† NBL / SAR Class 24 No. 3647 Stored inside Germiston shed in August 2006

 

†† NBL / SAR Class 24 No. 3647 Stored inside Germiston shed in August 2006††

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4 PORCHFIELD CLOSE, EARLEY, READING, BERKS, RG65YZ.

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