Egyptian Republic Railways 4211 class

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Egyptian Republic Railways 4211 class
Specifications
Power type diesel
Builder Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik[1]
Serial number 1955–56 batch 12161–12187[1]
Build date 1953; 1955–56[1]
Total produced 42[1]
Configuration 0-6-0[1]
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Locomotive weight 66.2 long tons (67.3 t; 74.1 short tons)[2]
Cylinders 8[2]
Cylinder size 8.5 in × 10 in (216 mm × 254 mm)[2]
Power output 360 bhp
Career
Railroad(s) Egyptian State Railways;[1] Israel Railways[2][3]
Class 4211
Number in class 42
Number 4211 – 4252[1]
Nicknames "Abdel Nasser" (in Israel)[3]
Locale Egypt;[1] after 1956 one in Israel[2][3]
Delivered 1953; 1955–56[1]
First run 1953
Disposition one captured by Israel in 1956[2] and scrapped 1970[3]

The Egyptian Republic Railways 4211 class was a class of 0-6-0 diesel shunter introduced on Egyptian Republic Railways (now Egyptian National Railways) in the 1950s. Arnold Jung Lokomotivfabrik in Jungenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany built the first batch of 15 in 1953 and the second batch of 27 in 1955–56.[1]

During the 1956 Israeli invasion of Sinai number 4239 (Jung works number 21646) was captured in Sinai[3] on the former Palestine Railways line between El Kantara East and Gaza. It was taken into Israel Railways and renumbered 251.[2] It was little used and in about 1970 it was scrapped.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hughes, 1981, page 26
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cotterell, 1984, page 137
  3. ^ a b c d e f Cotterell, 1984, page 100

Sources[edit]

  • Cotterell, Paul (1984). The Railways of Palestine and Israel. Abingdon: Tourret Publishing. ISBN 0-905878-04-3. 
  • Hughes, Hugh (1981). Middle East Railways. Harrow: Continental Railway Circle. ISBN 0-9503469-7-7.