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Sappi-Saaicor 19D donated to Sandstone.

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The Unkomaas Mill was the last industrial steam operation in South Africa and introduced diesel operation in 2015.

The 19D, which was SAR no 2633, was built by Skoda as works number 928 of 1938 and is one of only fifteen 19D’s built by this manufacturer.

Planning is now underway to relocate the locomotive to Sandstone’s Eastern Free State base where the locomotive will be initially plinthed and examined for possible future restoration.

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