pics from a grave yard

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  1. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    dont know where all the pic has on it is livingston but a sad sight :(
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    whever it is they had a lot of Beyer-Garratt locos . this pic is not the best next one is better:)
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    the last one
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    Looks like all in the world like a bunch of the great Garratts they had in South Africa and Rhodesia - er, Zimbabwe. Also the piece of track looks like the African 3 1/2 ft narrow gauge.

    A sad sight indeed! Thanks for the pics, Jim.

    Perhaps some of our South African friends can help?

    Ron
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    Sad Sight Indeed

    Those are the Zimbabwe Loco's The first photo is a crash site
    Those Garrette Locos Type GMA used to pass my house in my youth
    Makes my heart bleed Will Post a photo of one in good condition when I stop crying
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    Jimmy is Livingston a place or person the spelling could be off its hand written:wave:
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    Jim.. Livingston is a town The name might have been changed to an African name since independance, named after David Livingstone who discovered the Victoria falls whilst looking for the source of the river Nile Another explorer Stanley was sent to look for him and on meeting him in the bush is reputed to have said
    " Dr Livingstone I presume" I am following up on the second photo which looks to me like SAR loco's staged at a place called
    Touse Rivier prior to being scrapped in the 50,s Iam still:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: