Ordered by the British Government's
Ministry of Supply order No. 11129 works progressive order No.
7150 - 7159. 7157 was supplied in 1945 to Tanganyika Railways No. 752. In 1948 Tanganyika Railways
and Kenya State Railways combined to become East African Railways
& Harbours Board, E.A.R., and the locomotive was renumbered
5505. The engine is now preserved at Nairobi Railway Museum.
This metre gauge design was
referred to by code name "STALIG" Standard Light Garratt
and was more suitable for general use than the earlier WD Garratts
to meet the requirements for further power on the metre gauge
lines of India, Burma, Malaya, etc. The locomotive weighed in
at 133.4 tons in working order.
The driving wheels were 4'-0"
in dia and the four outside cylinders 16" dia x 24"
stroke with a boiler pressure of 200 psi.