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Ex Sena Sugar number 7 Peckett 2165/1958

Updated - 15th May 2006

It is rare to have the opportunity to save a truly historic and noteworthy locomotive but this engine is one of a few in the Sandstone collection. Similar to its sister, number 6, it was originally built to 3 ft gauge and converted in 1970 to 3'6' gauge. It has the distinction of being the last steam locomotive built by Peckett & Sons in Bristol, being shipped, as with all other Sena locos, to Chinde in the then Portuguese East Africa, on 12th June 1958. As with number 6, it was stored during the war years in Mozambique and acquired by Sandstone in 2002, being shipped by barge with number 2141 to Beira.

It is also at Sandstone's main workshop at Hoekfontein and is visually little different from its sister as it carries no numbering. It can be readily identified, though, as it has welded side tanks whereas number 6 has riveted ones.

 

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