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...

HTN 17 - A Cat in South Africa

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 17 - A Cat in South Africa

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HTN 54 - Published letter in the Tractor & Machinery Magazine, Edition December 2005. Letter written by Wilf Mo

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 54 - Published letter in the Tractor & Machinery Magazine, Edition December 2005. Letter written by Wilf Mole

 

Sandstone Estates will forever be known as the farm in the Eastern Free State of South Africa where the World Record Vintage Tractor Ploughing initiative commenced. We broke the record in 1999, the Australians broke it in 2001 and then we broke it again in 2002. Subsequently, the record has been broken a number of times by Ireland and Australia and the challenge has now been moved to New Zealand in 2006. Tractor & Machinery Magazine has followed the development very closely over the years and we in touch have stayed in touch with them. The attached letter in the December 2005 edition refers.
 
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HTN 62 - Heartland magazine article by Mike Myers - A walk on the Prehistoric side of the Eastern Free State

HTN 116 - Tractor & Machinery Magazine - Vol.12 Issue.10 - "Record breaking Emerson Brantingham"

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 116 - Tractor & Machinery Magazine - Vol.12 Issue.10 - "Record breaking Emerson Brantingham"

2nd August 2006

"Wilfred Mole tells the story of a tractor that is a veteran of both long-distance travel and record attempts, and is now set to appear at the next challenge in Ireland, 2007.
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HTN 171 - South African Sentinel restoration - Old Glory Magazine - January 2007

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 171 - South African Sentinel restoration - Old Glory Magazine - January 2007

1st January 2007

Credits go to Old Glory Magazine - 01507 529306
If the text is unclear to some readers, scroll to below the article.

 
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The text reads:

"South African Sentinel restored"

The steam preservation programme at the Sandstone Heritage Trustestate in the Eastern Free State of South Africa continues unabated with the recent completion of S4 Sentinel Waggon No. 9178 and a 1915 Feldbahn locomotive.

The S4 has had its first couple of days of trial steaming at which it ran impeccably, with no further modifications required.
Keith Stevens has restored the S4 from a very poor condition and has made an outstanding job. Such is the level of motivation upon its completion that Sandstone Trust boss Wilfred Mole and a group of friends are planning to steam it down to the Cape and back in 2007 - a journey of nearly 2000 miles.
The ex-Sena Sugar Estates Marromeu No. 2 'Feldbahn' 0-8-0TT locomotive No. 13779 was built by Henschel in 1915. During WW1 the German Military set up a series of field railways (Feldbahn) to serve various military installations and ultimately front-line positions.
After the armistice, numerous examples of these locomotives were sold around the world including at least 13 to Sena Sugar Estates for use on the Marromeu and Luabo systems. DFB 498 became Sena No. 2.

Sandstone featured in latest Old Glory magazine

Oldest Hart Parr arrives in UK

The ripples and ramifications of our 2002 World Record attempt, known as the Great 400 Working, continue to reverberate around the world.

Two guests from the UK who attended the event have acquired a Hart Parr as a result of their experiences in South Africa.

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Sandstone features in South African Airways Sawubona Magazine

Sandstone Sentinel gets top billing in South African Airways Sawubona Magazine, January 2009.

Although there is no specific mention of the Sentinel it obviously caught the eye of the Editor.

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Beeld Photo Competition

The Afrikaans newspaper "Beeld" runs a photo competition every month. A picture taken by Anne-Marie van Huyssteen was published in the paper today under the heading "Vakansie" taken at the Maluti Magic event.

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Maluti

 

Sandstone Choo-Tjoes!

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Full Steam Ahead fot Ficksburg Cerry Festival

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