Some twenty years ago I purchased a large box of railway collectables and amongst some paperwork were these pictures. They are good quality original black and white photographs that have perhaps remained hidden for many years.
They seem to be post-war, perhaps mid 1970s. They may have been taken in the Krefeld area, if anyone can identify the area I would be most interested, so that I could go there with my camera and make some "Then and Now" photographs.
I have recieved the following e-mail from Matthew Gibbs living in the UK:
Dear Bill; 80-039 is probably at Bochum. She is/was in the museum there and survives. Metre gauge 99-6102 was built in about 1912, used on the Nordhausen line, and survived. I recall possibly seeing her in 2004, 99-0240 is also resident there. 03-2117 is also a survivor as I have seen photos of it on Plandampf excursions on the web. Its possibly these are 70s early preservation photos, who knows! The photo of the guy raking out the ashpan on the narrow gauge locos might be taken at the Harz depot in Wernigerode..? Regards Matt