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[Photoplug] Vietnamese / Swiss steam

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by wcmlbls1846, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. wcmlbls1846

    wcmlbls1846 Member

    Apr 24, 2009
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    Here are 10 photos of two metre gauge 2-8-2s plinthed at Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Two more are plinthed at Hanoi and Vinh. AFAIK all four were built in China 1965 - 1974 to a French design.

    I have also included photos I took in 2006 at the Furka Mountain Rly of two 2-6-0Ts which had been exported to Vietnam in 1947. They were repatriated to Switzerland in 1990 and returned to steam in 1993.

    Two other 2-6-0Ts were also repatriated in 1990. So too were two 0-8-0Ts which had been built in Switzerland for export to Vietnam.

    Does anybody know the state of play re these last four locos?


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  2. 5944

    5944 Part of the furniture

    Jan 14, 2006
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    Train Maintainer for GTR at Hornsey
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    From what I can work out, from the Vietnamese 2-6-0Ts, 1 and 9 are operational, but 9 is going to be withdrawn for overhaul soon. Looks like 2 and 8 will be combined to create one working loco.

    Of the 0-8-0Ts, 708 is still being overhauled. However, 704 has just being completed and looks absolutely amazing! There are photos of it on display at Luzern Verkehrshaus a couple of weeks ago with a mirror finish.


    More info, in German, at http://www.bahnonline.ch/bo/39926/revision-der-dfb-dampflok-hg-4-4-704-abgeschlossen.htm

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