Cooperation between Reefsteamers and the Sandstone Heritage Trust continues
Aidan McCarthy, Lee Gates and Philipp Maurer have sent us these excellent pictures of the successful passenger train that visited the Ficksburg area in November last year. One of the more interesting pictures is the agricultural tanker from Sandstone Estates supplying water to one of Reefsteamers locos.
The dysfunctional Ficksburg Municipality was unable to support the passenger train with water from the municipal supplier and so the locomotives had to relocate the 14-kms to Sandstone to receive water.
During the same trip all the locomotives and rolling stock previously housed in the large Sandstone locomotive shed at Ficksburg were relocated to Kommandonek Siding. The entire building was moved on site to the farm.
Our thanks go to Aidan, Lee and Philipp for the interesting and creative photographs.
Photos by Aidan McCarthy
Photos by Philipp Maurer
Photos by Lee Gates