Update on NGG11 No. 52 September 2015
Despite earlier difficulties with a lack of drawings the restoration of South Africa’s oldest Garratt locomotive continues. The front engine unit has been placed in position for the fabrication of the new connecting rods and valve gear rods. The photograph from Lukas Nel shows No. 52 with the front engine unit in position. The slide valve configuration of this locomotive can be clearly seen by the flat top to the cylinder cover.