Sheep Crew Busy Clearing The Tracks
Narrow gauge diesel locomotive takes it slow and easy!
Belgrano Railway locomotive G22C #7748 is seen gently moving through some brushy areas of track while passing through Tabaquillo in Cordoba, Argentina.
The sheep do not seem necessarily disturbed by this locomotive bearing down on them!
EMD G22c #7748 one of 250 narrow gauge (3ft 3 3/8 inch) locomotives purchased by Ferrocarriles Argentinos from GM Electro-Motive Division of General Motors back in 1972. These types of narrow gauge diesel locomotives were designed for export to countries where the need for narrow gauge was desired.
Many countries took delivery of the this type of locomotive including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand.
Some quick facts about the G22C #7748
- Builder EMD- General Motors Electro-Motive Division
- build date – 1970’s
- gauge – 3ft 3 3/8inches
- locomotive weight – 92 tons
- maximum speed – 65 mph
Let us know if you have ever been to Argentina or anywhere that you may have seen a narrow gauge diesel locomotive in action. We would love to hear about your experience!