According to Les Bray reporting on sar-L, the 33 ex-Queensland locos that arrived in Durban on 22 June are to be rebuilt for operations in Southern Africa. The 1700 class locos are going to Gauteng by road, all the rest by rail. The locos have been purchased by the following companies.
RRL-Grindrod: 15 locos altogether:
• 6 x 1700 class (nos 1727, 1748, 1767, 1768, 1772, 1775);
• 6 x 2600 class (nos 2600, 2602, 2603, 2606, 2608, 2611);
• 3 x 3100 class (nos not available).
Surtees: seven locos altogether:
• 7 x 2600 class (nos 2601, 2604, 2605, 2607, 2609, 2610, 2612)
Saflog : Eleven locos:
• 1700 class (numbers not known)
• 2100 class (numbers not known)
The 1700 class are understood to date from between 1967 and 1970.
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