Sandstone Heritage Trust - Rail News

RN 271 - Sandstone visits Rovos Rail

12th October 2006

Senior executives and trustees of the Sandstone Heritage Trust recently paid a visit to Rovos Rail and met with the founder and owner of Rovos Rail, Rohan Vos. As luck would have it the Sandstone Heritage Trust's GMAM, No. 4079, was in steam preparing to haul one of the trains to Cape Town.

The two organisations discussed a wide range of issues which include the possible supply of additional locomotives on loan to Rovos Rail to meet increasing demand for their prestige rail passenger services.


Mike Myers (left) of the Sandstone Heritage Trust
and Rohan Vos (right).


Veteran driver and consummate steam professional Cliff Petzer on the footplate of Sandstone Estate's GMAM, No. 4079.
Last year the Sandstone Heritage Trust sold a Land Rover fire fighting unit to Rovos Rail. It is on standby duty 24-hours a day.
One of Rovos Rail's immaculately presented 19D locomotives. Note the young Japanese girl posing for a photograph prior to departure.