Nairobi Railway Museum

Locomotive Restoration

Before and After images

 by Graham Roberts & Trevor Heath


5930 "Mount Shengena"


3123 "Bavuma"


This is the sad shape of 3020 in 1975 after a wreck in Tanzania. She was towed to Nairobi and repaired but never returned to Tanzania after the break up of the East African Railways.

Talk about 9 lives.....


In the museum, painted green from 1994 to 2003 after staring in a tea commercial, rods laying in the grass

Very worn out.


3020 "Nyaturu" in December 2004




2921 "Masai of Kenya"


6006 "Sir Harold MacMichael"


5918 "Mount Gelai"


301 (2302)


393 (1003) at Jamhuri Park


2401 receiving attention from volunteer Reuters staff


 170 (2409)


Magadi Soda Company Bagnall Shunter "Hugh F. Marriot"


87 (5711) "Karamoja"


Magid Ali who did all of the lining out on his own time.

Future Candidates?


Fowler 32 class at the Railway Technical Institute


AEI Lister-Blackstone 7901 "Explorer" at the Railway Technical Institute


Cowan's crane of 1896 at Kisumu


English Electric 8701 at Nakuru


Fowler 3505 in the main works