2ft Narrow Gauge

Some updates to the NG10

NG10 number 61 has seen limited use since Stars of Sandstone 2019 but had developed a couple of teet…

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A number plate for NG16a number 155

As the restoration of NGG16A proceeds, the time has come to order the various number plates and bu…

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Railway Preservation, what will 2021 bring?

A recent post on this web site on November 4th 2020 reflected on a 1997 document, “Where to pr…

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Steam Festivals in 2021

As well as our Summer Steam Festival in February 2021 we shall be holding an Easter Steam Festival…

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NGG16A number 155 under restoration. Update number 11. November 2020.

Work continues on number 155 with the fitment of the ex 3’6’ gauge GMA/M mechanical lubricator. Our…

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NGG16A number 155 under restoration. Update number 10. October 2020.

Work has continued on NGG16A since our last report with the cab fittings installed and the water tan…

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A new book on the Port Elizabeth to Avontuur 2ft Narrow Gauge

A new book on the Port Elizabeth to Avontuur 2ft narrow gauge line will be published in October. Th…

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NGG16A number 155 under restoration. Update number 9. July 2020

After the return of the boiler from Wonder Steam in Pretoria the locomotive has been re assembled wi…

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NGG13 number 50 in Texas.

Garratt Bucher and his father, Robert, are good friends of Sandstone sharing a South African 2ft nar…

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NGG16A number 155 under restoration. Update number 8. June 2020

155’s boiler returns to Sandstone.

The rebuilt boiler of NGG16A 155 has now arrived at Sandstone fol…

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