Friends of the Bulawayo Railway Museum (FoBRM) have assisted with preparations for the Globe Steam Tour starting in Zimbabwe on 10 August. To ensure that locomotives draw all available water from the auxiliary tankcar, a petrol-driven pump has been donated by Globe to FoBRM, to obviate problems that have arisen in the past. Funds donated enabled FoBRM to supply materials to the NRZ workshops for overhauling 6 museum-based coaches which will be used on the tour, and offered for hire afterwards. They comprise Dining Car 644, Private Saloon 754, First class Coaches 1045 and 1058, Second Class coach 2024 and Baggage Van 2602. - J Batwell
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