No9 Limpopo

No9 Limpopo

No9 Limpopo

No.9 Limpopo is an 0-6-0t with both well and side tanks and was built by John Fowler & Co (Leeds) Ltd in 1930 (works No.18800) for Wigglesworth & Co Ltd, a British company for the sisal estate at Namagoa in the north of Mozambique. It moved south and for many years worked at the Sena Sugar Estates. The civil war in Mozambique in the 1970s brought an end to the sugar industry but it was not until 1998 that Limpopo returned to the UK for a complete rebuild. It returned to active service in 2003 was named Limpopo after the great African river which reaches the sea in Mozambique.

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