Re: Class 5E1 body shape change
André, Cape Town
Converted from Horribly Oversized to Nano in 1978
From: Peter Stow
Sent: 06 May, 2017 21:04
Subject: Re: [sar-l] Class 5E1 body shape change
The square-ended series 5 class 5E1’s started with 946. As far as I remember this was recorded in S.A Rail at the time. So in other words, the first 25 locomotives of the series had rounded fronts while the balance of 200 had the squared corners similar to the class 6E’s.
Ashley is correct that when locomotives of lower series were involved in collisions and the fronts needed rebuilding, this was to be done to the latest design, even though the other end of the locomotive would possibly differ if not damaged.
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Hi Andre -
I do know that some of the round-fronted Class 5E1 units were changed to flat-fronted following accident repairs so these could have been out of sequence older units with square fronts fitted later.