Sandstone sells 3'6" rail trolley to Knysna based preservation group.



A Wickham rail trolley that has been in the possession of the Sandstone Heritage Trust for over 10-years has been sold to a preservation group on the Garden Route. Details of the machine are as follows:

Manufacturer: Wickhams
Model:  Type 40  Mk 11
Serial No: 10444
SAR Running No: RT 1717.

Plans are afoot to resurrect rail tourism in the area. For further details contact Fraser Howell (E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Due to the inability to obtain any responses to various initiatives concerning the opening of the Eastern Free State Bethlehem to Bloemfontein line, coupled with the fact that the a number of our key commercial sidings have recently been dismantled by Transnet, this means that Sandstone's interest in 3'6" is somewhat in decline.