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A present from Skoda.

One of Sandstone’s long time European supporters is Svatopluk Slechta, an engineer from the Czech Re…

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Intrepid Travellers visit Sandstone

Torsten and Ilona Eggert from Germany arrived at Sandstone on Freedom Day, 27th April, with their Ha…

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The excitement builds for our Easter event!

As excitement builds for our Sandstone Easter Steam Festival we are working hard to bring other attr…

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Shaun McMahon. 1964-2022


We are sad to report the passing of respected locomotive engineer, Shaun McMahon, in Argentina. Shau…

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Sandstone features in the first episode of a YouTube channel called “What makes the Eastern Free Sta…

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The Cherry Steam Festival 2021

A very busy day for the second day of our festival with  high visitor numbers who have missed t…

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Sandstone moves some giants!

Sandstone has just completed the moves by road transport of a number of steam locomotives from Bloe…

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Sandstone open at Cherry Festival Time!

Sandstone’s latest restored steam locomotive will be hauling trains over the weekend. The 1968 Joha…

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The expansion of our cattle herd over the last few years represents our ethos that our oxen lie at t…

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Sadly we heard the news that the driving force behind the Apple Express and Editor of SA Rail magazi…

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