The NG15s Post Service
As was the fate of most steam locomotives once there was no further use for their services they were simply abandoned . In some cases those finding themselves out of service first also found themselves being donors of parts to keep other locos running.
Some were left to rot whilst other eventually found themselves being sold on for further use and/or restoration. Some were fortunate in that latter quest and some, like 134, were somewhat delayed in getting to that stage. Some still find themselves 'in the queue' - the WHR's №133 is one of those. The following table is a list of all NG15s and a brief summary of where they are together with their current state. As accurate information is hard to come by, any updates to the table will be welcome.
|Henschel & Sohn, 1931||17||21905||Sandstone Heritage Trust, South Africa||In service on the Sandstone Estate.|
|18||21906||Bucher Estate, Hampstead, Texas, USA.||Awaiting restoration.
|19||21907||Sandstone Heritage Trust, South Africa||Awaiting overhaul|
|Henschel & Sohn, 1938||117||24475||Port Elizabeth Diesel Depot, RSA||Source of spares for 119 and 124; completely derelict|
|118||24476||Bennett Brook Railway, Whiteman Park Australia.||Out of service since 2003. Awaiting overhaul.|
|119||24477||Port Elizabeth Diesel Depot, RSA||Steamed in Oct 2008 after restoration.
The subject of a further overhaul in preparation for work on the Apple Express.
|120||2667||Private location, UK||Dismantled and awaiting restoration.|
|121||2668||Phyllis Rampton Trust, Surrey, UK||Unknown|
|122||2669||Transnet Heritage Museum, George, RSA||On display at Outeniqua Railway Museum.|
|123||2670||Bennett Brook Railway, Whiteman Park Australia.||Restored and in service.|
|124||2671||Port Elizabeth Diesel Depot, RSA||Being overhauled by the Apple Express.|
|132||2682||Cut up||Cut up during 2010 at Humewood Road Depot. By that time completely derelict|
|133||2683||WHR, Dinas||Awaiting restoration|
|134||2684||WHR, Dinas||The subject of this restoration project.|
|135||2685||Exmoor Steam Railway, Devon, UK||In storage|
|136||2686||Privately owned. At Sandstone||Awaiting restoration|
|Henschel & Sohn, 1938||144||29585||Cut up||Cut up during 2010 at Humewood Road Depot. By that time completely derelict|
Cab section in posession of Apple Express
|Cut up during 2010 at Humewood Road Depot. By that time completely derelict|
|146||29587||Brecon Mountain Railway, Wales, UK||In storage - possibly sold|
|147||29588||Port Elizabeth Humewood Road, RSA||On display at Avontuur Station|
|148||29589||Cut up||Cut up during 2010 at Humewood Road Depot. By that time completely derelict|