No105 Siam

No105 Siam

No105 Siam

A 2ft 6ins gauge 0-6-0 side & well tank built by Henschel & Sohn, Kassel, Germany in 1956 (works no.29582)
It was one of four two foot six inch gauge locomotives purchased for the Chonburi Sugar Refinery Ltd’s railway south east of Bangkok in Thailand.
The early years of its working life were spent hauling trains of sugar cane but the Chonburi company later merged with a larger neighbouring concern which ran a logging railway . It was then used in later years for working timber trains.
In 1982 it was at Ganith Engineering, Wingham, Kent, England and in 1989 it was purchased by BWLR and named ‘Siam’.
This locomotives was fully restored by BWLR and has been run at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.
Being of two foot six inch gauge it is not used on our two foot gauge line

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