REALLY Foreign Power in Norfolk

Cutter Feb 8, 2021

  1. Cutter

    Cutter New Member

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    I took these photos over a year ago, but I completely forgot about them until I got back into the hobby and realized some people might have some insight on this - or at least find it interesting!

    I was walking past the NS Lambert's Point Yard in December of 2019, near the area where they seem to store some of their spare locos. Just your typical GE's and old Geeps... but then I noticed these:

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    Yeah, that's arabic text, and as far as I can tell that's an Egyptian flag! And you can see it's not just one or two - there were at least half a dozen of them. What were these things doing an ocean away from home in Norfolk? Any insight?
     
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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    According to a brief internet search, Egypt doesn't seem to be subject to trade sanctions, so they might simply be awaiting shipment. GE built them,and is on tap to build 100 of these unique export units. https://www.ge.com/news/reports/ful...train-technology-worlds-oldest-trading-empire Being on the east cost in a major port town, I assume they are waiting for a boat to load them up and take them across the pond.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That is definitely an Egyptian flag.
     

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