Blue Flower

3. The old locomotive

 

Standard gauge 1,434 metres

 

Converted to a narrower gauge 1066 or  3 ft 6 in.

 

1872 also saw the opening of the first 3 ft 6 in gauge railway in Japan, ... the gauge was referred to in official South African Railways publications as 1065 mm 

 

This is a MUST SEE site if you are remotely interested in this locomotive: http://steam-locomotives-south-africa.blogspot.co.za/2009/04/cape-town-railway-station-blackie.html