This is one of the Beyer Garrett articulated locos used on the Welsh Highland Railway. Originally built for South Africa, they have a (2-6-2)+(2-6-2) wheel arrangement and are possible the most powerful narrow guage steam engines in the world. They need to be powerful to cope with gradients to 1 in 40 with a 12 coach train.
When I first saw this photo I immediately thought of a video in the Great Railway Journeys of the World series which concluded at Victoria Falls. The last leg of that journey was on a freight during war times, and the engine (though not painted pretty green) was some sort of "double engine" as this one is. Thanks for posting!
Thanks pianoman. You may be in luck as I should have a picture of the big-brother of this loco which is now in Manchester Science Musuem. I will see if I can post it soon, but as it was so HUGE I remember I had trouble getting on the picture. Sadly it was painted in a drab pale grey.
Sure looks familiar! As best as I can remember, in the movie they were either black, or maybe rust colored.
They have a black NGG16 too..
No. 143 (or for some reason: No.148 on the day I took this..)
Ancient and delicate train, track is a meter wide?
2 foot / 61 cm wide.
http://www.welshhighlandrailway.net/ for more information
Actually only 61cm, it not easy to roll?
Very beautiful landscape, wonderful composition, colours and reflections. Great shot! regards from Spain
Thank you Elmunt for the comments and visiting my gallery. All the best from Wales
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Photo taken in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, UK
Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon)
Misplaced? Suggest new location