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RN 06 - Sena Narrow gauge locomotives arrive in South Africa

On Wednesday 14 July 2004 a further batch of heritage locomotives arrived in South Africa.
These were purchased from the Sena Sugar Estates by Sandstone Heritage Trust and bring to ten the number of locomotives in South Africa from this world famous sugar cane railway.

Latest 2ft gauge arrivals are four Baguley Drewry 0-6-0DMs, nos. D6, D7, D8, D11.

The other new arrivals are 3ft 6in gauge Peckett 0-6-0Ts No. 6, works no. 2141, built 1954 and No. 7,works no. 2165, this being the last Peckett built in 1958.

They were shipped on Sena Sugar Estates barge from Marromeu to Beira, then transferred to a coastal vessel for onward shipment to Durban from where they will be collected by Sandstone's own trucks.

These join the other ex Sena 2ft gauge locomotives - Peckett no. 14 2161/1957, no. 11 2143/1953, Baguley Drewry diesel No. 10 and Ruston and Hornsby 48DL Mk 2 No. SSE 5.

The diesels will be going to Sandstone's diesel refurbishment works near Bloemfontein, and the steam locomotives to Sandstone Heritage Trust at Hoekfontein.

Further locomotives and other equipment are expected in due course.

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