UR GD class

The UR GD class, known later as the UR / KUR EB3 class, and later still as the EAR 24 class, was a class of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge 4-8-0 steam locomotives built for the Uganda Railway (UR). It was a larger and modified version of the earlier, experimental, UR GC class.[2]

Uganda Railway GD class
Kenya-Uganda Railway GD (EB3) class
East African Railways 24 class
EAR 2401.jpg
Type and origin
Power typeSteam
Build date1923–1930
Total produced62
 • Whyte4-8-0
Gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
  • UR: GD class
  • KUR: GD class / EB3 class
  • EAR: 24 class
  • UR: 162–217
  • KUR: 162–223
  • EAR: 2401–2462

The first batch of GD class engines entered service on the UR in 1923, and further batches entered service progressively, including after the UR was renamed the Kenya-Uganda Railway (KUR) in 1926.[3]

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ Ramaer 1974, pp. 44, 52, 84.
  2. ^ Ramaer 1974, p. 44.
  3. ^ Ramaer 1974, p. 52.


  • 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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to UR GD class at Wikimedia Commons