In the Press

It has been a good time for international press coverage of Sandstone's activities.

We have received an influx of articles appearing which covered various aspects of our heritage programme here in South Africa...

Sandstone Steams on - Narrow Gauge World article

Sandstone Steams on - Narrow Gauge World article

David Joy reports on an outbreak of common-sense regarding the world famous but bureacracy-threatened Sandstone Steam Railroad...

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Free State farmer wins UK award for most beautiful farm

Farmers Weekly recently featured an article on a farm in the UK that we are associated with.

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Old Glory article - Sandstone saves more South African Steam

Sandstone saves more South African Steam

An article appears in July 2011's edition of Old Glory on Sandstone.

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A major article on Sandstone published in German Railway publication LOK Report.

A major article on Sandstone published in German Railway publication LOK Report.

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See: http://www.tanago.de/media/PDF/sar0908-1.pdf

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Sandstone gets a mention in Narrow Gauge World

Sandstone gets a mention in Narrow Gauge World... twice.

The June edition of Narrow Gauge World featured the steaming of Sandstone’s 4 NGG’s in April this year. 

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To subscribe to Narrow Gauge World go to http://www.atlanticpublishers.com/magazines/narrow-gauge-world/.

Sandstone recognised by Afrikaner Stud Breeders Association

Sandstone recognised by Afrikaner Stud Breeders Association.

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Sandstone's Narrow Gauge Steam Gala advertised in Old Glory

Sandstone's Narrow Gauge Steam Gala advertised in Old Glory

Details of our forthcoming Narrow Gauge Steam Gala (9th-16th April 2011) appeared in this month's  edition of Old Glory.

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Prestigious visit to Sandstone Estates by German Museum officials - UPDATE

Prestigious visit to Sandstone Estates by German Museum officials

 

Mr. Ruediger Fach and Mr. Klaus Rohrwild, a member of Frankfurter Feldbahnmuseum and chief of the Nuernberg Feldbahnmuseum, recently visited Sandstone Estates. They specifically asked that the diminutive French manufactured Decauville from 1899 be steamed for the occasion. This loco originated from the Dombe Grande Sugar Mill in Southern Angola.

A rare O&K locomotive also from Angola, which is 500-cm gauge (and therefore not useable on our 600-cm gauge railway) was restored and then sold to the Frankfurter Feldbahnmuseum. It will be shipped later this month.

Ruediger sent us the following e-mail:

 "We just came back a few hours ago - tired but happy. Everything is perfect in Bloemfontein. Lucas did a great job and we are totally satisfied with the loco.

I must say SA is a great and beautiful country with nice people. I have never been guided so friendly like Hester at Sandstone did. She is am real gem, like your railway is. Sure it is the most ambitious and most interesting museum railway worldwide. We still cannot believe what we saw at Sandstone and all the collections of tractors, military equipment, steam machinery, and all the immaculate locos – congratulations! I will come back to the place.

-          Really good meal
-          impressive line
-          Decauville working perfect
-          All of the green nice garden
-          Scenery landscape around
-          Super clean and well maintained farm area
-          Motivated loco drivers."

Ruediger also sent us the following photographs.

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Although in reality we receive very few visits from interested parties we are always gratified to deliver on our promise of providing a good day out on the railway.

To Ruediger and Klaus, thank you for coming.

 

Ruediger Fach has kindly sent us copies of two articles on the O&K recently published in German Rail magazines.

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Extensive coverage of SA steam and in particular Sandstone in latest edition of excellent French magazine

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Extensive coverage of SA steam and in particular Sandstone in latest edition of excellent French magazine Voie Etroite

21st January 2008

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Narrow Gauge World article... We'll take the car

We'll take the car...

An interesting article appeared in the recent edition of Narrow Gauge World on our BSA Rail Car.

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