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

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Photos by Philipp Maurer

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Photos by Lee Gates

01_-_Relocation_-_Unshedded_Collection

02_-_Relocation_-_Mighty_Wheels

03_-_Relocation_-_Backing_move

04_-_Relocation_-_Shunting_under_the_green

05_-_Relocation_-_Three_tracks_deep

06_-_Relocation_-_really_big_shunter

07_-_Relocation_-_Pulling_Wagons

08_-_Relocation_-_Lots_of_action

09_-_Relocation_-_Wagons_under_the_awning

10_-_Relocation_-_Quickie_Lube

11_-_Relocation_-_15_and_25_Dominated

12_-_Relocation_-_First_25_moved

13_-_Relocation_-_Contrast

14_-_Relocation_-_Faceback_on_headshunt

15_-_Relocation_-_Ficksburg_Loco_Depot

16_-_Relocation_-_Shunting_past_the_gantry

17_-_Relocation_-_Coming_through

18_-_Relocation_-_Dominated_by_the_silo

19_-_Relocation_-_Early_Birds

20_-_Relocation_-_Looks_Promising

21_-_Relocation_-_Water_canteen_at_Vailima

22_-_Relocation_-_Charging_out_from_Vailima

23_-_Relocation_-_Rounding_the_bend

24_-_Relocation_-_25NC_gets_a_drink

25_-_Relocation_-_Hitch_Hikers

26_-_Relocation_-_Loco_Train_moves_into_cutting

27_-_Relocation_-_Banking_Engine

28_-_Relocation_-_Bowling_along

29_-_Relocation_-_Blase_Cows

30_-_Relocation_-_Water_Canteen_at_KommandoNek

31_-_Relocation_-_Insecure_Sheep

32_-_Relocation_-_Wagons_shunting_home

34_-_Relocation_-_Vortex_Tubes_for_oil_burning_25NC

36_-_Relocation_-_Crew

37_-_Relocation_-_Watering_Point

38_-_Relocation_-_Reassembling_the_borrowed_coupler

39_-_Relocation_-_Nap