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South African GMAM 4074

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  1. D6332found

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    Delighted to say this has passed its Mainline steam boiler test in South Africa!!! The Beyer Garratt, though Henschel built lives again
     
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    Excellent news. Had some runs behind that back in 2007.
     
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    Where did you see 4074 ,I managed to bag GMA 4072 on Voorbaai shed near Mossel Bay on12/10/1996.Photo attached.
     

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    This was 4072 a few years earlier, in April 1980, on Voorbai MPD when named 'Black Beauty'. Also on shed was an equally clean classmate named 'Amin'. When I asked the shedmaster the reason for the unexpected name he replied " It's big black ugly and covered in brass - what else do you want me to call it?"
    Ray.
    F-80-12 GMAM Voorbai MPD 5.4.80.jpg
     

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