--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, "Bill Russell" <bill.russell@...> wrote:
We did make informal approaches to Sierra Leone about 20 yearswe looked
at the ones in Nepal. We also looked at a Senital Steam Railcar in SriWhat a shame about Sierra Leone, and for that matter Sri Lanka. Funny
how some authorities are happy to sell stuff for scrap, but not for
preservation. I understand similar problems are encountered by people
trying to approach the Indians about narrow gauge equipment.
By a miricle one of the Garratts (a 4-8-2+2-8-4) survives in Freetown,
and is fortunately being preserved. I understand a Sentinal is still
operational in Colombo but there is no longer any track for it to run on!
As for the Nepalese locos, this seems to be an off again, on again
thing depending on politics in Nepal. If PBPS is genuinely interested,
they might keep their ears open on that one.
Your points about train length are well made.