Sandstone Heritage Trust - Rail News
RN 181 - Impressive Reefsteamers tour train comes to the Eastern Free State
All photographs courtesy and © Ralph Montagu
|As Sandstone Estates' No. 49 steamed through Vailima on its usual Saturday morning trip to collect bales for the main farm, the Reefsteamers 25Nc and 15F (Dave Rogers tour) came past on the 3.6" and were able to catch a glimpse of Sandstone Estates narrow gauge hard at work. It was a rare
occasion for photographers to see 3.6" and narrow gauge side by side. As the Reefsteamers 25NC and 15F thundered into the distance one could here the echoes of the whistles greeting each other.
The Sandstone team were delighted to meet many old friends who were involved in the organisation of a British tour group that visited the Eastern Free State recently (give dates). Many of the passengers travelled with us on the Avontuur Adventurer trip last year and it was
nice seeing them again. Shaun Ackerman, one of the Reefsteamers loco crew, sent us this e-mail
along with some great photographs. Photgraphs © Ralph Montagu
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