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Armoured Trains 1901 4 years 11 months ago #24221

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Coldstreamer Armored Train patrolled the rialways from De Aar to Naauwpoort during December 1901.

I am looking for information as follows;

Officer in charge of the train
Photographs

List of the names of all the armoured trains and where they were based.

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Peter Greeff
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Armoured Trains 1901 4 years 11 months ago #24223

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Hello Peter,

I have the following little bit of info:

In Kimberley-- Two armoured trains working towards Mafeking

In Mafeking--One armoured train called "Mosquito"

In Bulawayo-- One armoured train called "Powerful"

In Natal-- One armoured train called "Hairy Mary"

Info found in the Hall Hand Book of the ABW.

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Adrian
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Armoured Trains 1901 4 years 11 months ago #24224

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Thank you Adrian


Hairy Mary was covered with ropes after the incident on Nov 15 at Chieveley. She remained as such until June 1900.

With IMR, there were 20 armoured trains - including the original 5 mentioned.

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Hi Peter

I have the book " Railways in the South African War" published in Chatham by the Royal Engineers Institute in 1904.
It also has plenty of text on the armoured trains.

It has 12 photographs of armoured trains, with descriptions as follows:

Photo 47: First Pattern Gun Truck, No1 Armoured Train
Photo 48: First Pattern of Armoured Engine
Photo 49: New Pattern Gun Truck for 12-pounder Q.F. Gun
Photo 50: 9.2 inch Gun mounted on engine frame
Photo 51: 6-inch Gun Truck, frequently attached to Armoured Trains.
Photo 52: No 1 Armoured Train
Photo 53: No 2 Armoured Train Armament 1 12 Pounder, 2 .303 Maxims, C.O. Capt. A. M. Henniker, R.E., 2nd Officer 2nd Lieut Jickell, R.G.A.
Photo 54: No 17 Armoured Train Armament 1 12 Pounder, 2 .303 Maxims, C.O. Major C. S. Pritchard,Northampton Regt., 2nd Officer Capt. Bedford, R.G.A.
Photo 55: No 18 Armoured Train Armament 1 12 Pounder, 2 .450 Maxims, C.O. Lieut. Baring,Coldstream Guards, 2nd Officer Lieut Murray, R.G.A.
Photo 56: 6 Pounder Gun Truck on No 11 Armoured Train: Capt J. W. Albridge O.C.
Photo 57: New Pattern bogie on No12 Armoured Train, with 6 Pounder gun and infantry
Photo 58: No 20 Armoured Train
Photo 59: No 16 Armoured Train, before alteration, with 3-pounder gun in turret.
Photo 60: No 16 Armoured Train, after alteration
Photo 61: Pompom Truck on No 3 Armoured Train.(carriage called "Cock of the North")

I could post the photos for you if you would like?

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Adrian

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