KUR EC3 class
The KUR EC3 class, later known as the EAR 57 class, was a class of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) gauge 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratt-type articulated steam locomotives. The twelve members of the class were built by Beyer, Peacock & Co. in Manchester, England, for the Kenya-Uganda Railway (KUR). They entered service between 1939 and 1941, and were later operated by the KUR's successor, the East African Railways (EAR).
KUR 87 Karamoja at Nairobi Railway Museum, 2012
The numbers, build dates and names of each member of the class were as follows:
- Durrant, A E (1981). Garratt Locomotives of the World (rev. and enl. ed.). Newton Abbot, Devon, UK; North Pomfret, Vt, USA: David & Charles. ISBN 0715376411.
- Durrant, A E; Lewis, C P; Jorgensen, A A (1981). Steam in Africa. London: Hamlyn. ISBN 0600349462.
- Patience, Kevin (1976). Steam in East Africa: a pictorial history of the railways in East Africa, 1893-1976. Nairobi: Heinemann Educational Books (E.A.) Ltd. OCLC 3781370.
- Ramaer, Roel (1974). Steam Locomotives of the East African Railways. David & Charles Locomotive Studies. Newton Abbot, Devon, UK; North Pomfret, Vt, USA: David & Charles. ISBN 0715364375.
- Ramaer, Roel (2009). Gari la Moshi: Steam Locomotives of the East African Railways. Malmö, Sweden: Stenvalls. ISBN 9789172661721.
- Staff writer (21 July 1939). "4-8-4t+4-8-4 Metre-Gauge Beyer-Garratt locomotives for the Kenya & Uganda Railways" (PDF). The Railway Gazette. ISSN 0373-5346.
- Staff writer (February 1955). ""57" Class Locomotives" (PDF). East African Railways and Harbours Magazine. East African Railways and Harbours. 2 (1): 22. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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