14th Class Garratt Number 507
Built: Beyer Peacock.
Builders number: 6625 of 1930
Received: March 1930
Original Number: 240
Last used: April 1985
To Museum: May 1985
Number 500

Number 500 was a non-working exhibit in the Museum
from June 1975. She was swapped with #507 which
was a working locomotive and sent to the Kadoma
Steam center in May 1985.
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Plumtree. 27 August 1994.
Photo. Geoff Cooke
In the P15 section at the Bulawayo Steam shed.
Front tank removed, waiting for tubes.
April 2005.
Photo. Geoff Cooke
The April 1st Garratt meet


Early in the morning of April 1st, 1972, Class 14 #505 and # 507 collided on a set of
points in Bulawayo's Mpopoma marshalling yard. Both locomotives survived the
April Fool's episode.


All photographs: Geoff Cooke
Number 500 at Kadoma
Photo. Geoff Cooke
See also Kadoma Steam Collection
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