Johannesburg’s steam train

6A No. 454 "Lauren"

Built by Dübs* in 1895 as work number 3347. The engine was delivered to the Cape Government Railways (CGR) and operated as CGR number 174. In 1912 the engine received the SAR number 454

*Dübs & Co. was a locomotive manufacturer in Glasgow, Scotland, founded by Henry Dübs in 1863

 Restoration in Progress:

WANTED: If you have any parts/photos/film or videos of this engine in your collection, we would like to ask you to share the details with us. We also looking for different parts who still should exist: as the original buffer beam number plates, nameplate and other parts. We would like to bring those parts again together with the engine. Thank you for your kindness to share your details with us:

Photos from the past: