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Narrow Gauge Locomotive

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Garratt model G16 articulating steam locomotive, 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge (inside of rail to inside of rail).
A G16 is shown here in the link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In9WvIEHKrk
This is the kind of locomotive most common on the CFB narrow gauge line that goes through the village two miles from where the Meerkat Family lives in the Cunene Province of Angola.
This was the kind of locomotive that pulled the train that Pancho Meerkat rode to Kuvango when Sy and Zella Aardwolf helped him get a train ticket...Also the kind that pulled the freight train that Pancho hopped a ride aboard a boxcar from the south end of the line in Cuangar the night before.
This is also the kind of locomotive pulling the freight train that Cheesah Meerkat, then a cub, often got a ride with the operator and firebox attendant to the village after school...especially on rainy days.

Peaceful Night in the Village [Page 2] by moyomongoose

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This last BB code tag depicts a G42 model.

This type of locomotive articulates in three sections. It is a great advantage on rail lines where sharp mountain curves are encountered. And having two sets of drives wheels provides more pulling power for steep uphill grades (which there are a lot of north of the village).

There were also standard gauge versions of the Garratt articulating locomotive made, which were much larger, powerful and faster;

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Published: 2 years, 3 months ago
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2 years, 3 months ago
What a pleasant surprise.

2 years, 3 months ago
Thank you much.
2 years, 3 months ago
Really awesome!^^
2 years, 3 months ago
Many thanks and also for the fave.
2 years, 3 months ago
My pleasure!^^
2 years, 3 months ago
Ooh!  That's a gorgeous train!!
2 years, 3 months ago
Those were common up until recent years in countries like South Africa and Angola...Some places they might still use them.
1 year, 11 months ago
Just to let you know they are garratt locomotives. A nice image otherwise.
1 year, 11 months ago
Thanks, and thanks for the fave.

I sure did misspell Garratt, didn't I...I'll have to fix that.
1 year, 11 months ago
I noticed who posted the last Youtube video also misspelled Garratt the same way.
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