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...

We have had lots of coverage on the Blue Train experience

We have had lots of coverage on the Blue Train experience

the blue train


Stationary Engine news

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Danie Pretorius who runs our Stationary Engine group is one of a number of very enthusiastic Stationary Engine collectors in South Africa.  A very recent article on their activities in SA has appeared in the latest edition of Stationary Engine Magazine – click here to see the magazine article.


Volksblad 14th September

Afrikaner Volksblad

Some excellent coverage in Volksblad on the 14th September edition for Stars of Sandstone and our upcoming Open Days: Click here to view

SA Rail Vol 56 No 2 2018.

We received some good coverage of the NG10 restoration in the latest issue of SA Rail. Click below to view the articles:

Part 1 
Part 2

Replica or Authentic?

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Sandstone Steam Railway puts forward its case in the latest edition of Narrow Gauge World. Click here to read more

Railways Africa Issue 2 2018.

Railways Africa issue 2 2018

Railways Africa has published a great article on the building of the new Seb’s Railway at Sandstone. Have a look at Pages 36 & 37. Please Click the link below to read more:

David Shepherd.

Dave Shephard

Steam Railway magazine has published an obituary from Sandstone Heritage Trust on this great man who sadly passed away in late 2017. Click here to read the article.

The Last Rites of The Alfred County Railway

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Narrow gauge enthusiasts around the world have been shocked by the scrapping of the last remaining NGG16 locomotives from the Port Shepstone-Harding line at Paddock in Kwa Zulu Natal in recent months despite efforts by the Sandstone Heritage Trust to purchase and preserve them. This has now attracted the attention of Narrow Gauge World Magazine in the UK with an article on these sad events. Click here to view the article.

Threlkeld Quarry Railway Gala

Preservation is a world wide activity and we are honoured at Sandstone to be part of that global movement. The very spirit of this is communication with like minded people from around the world. At Sandstone we have had many visitors from Australia who have given us great coverage in their own communications. Attached is the Goldsmith E magazine and the National Steam Centre newsletter together with the Killamarsh Chronicle featuring the Threlkeld Quarry Railway Gala in the north west of England. We are sure our web site readers will find the articles of interest.

We are indebted to the Pyrenees Heritage Preservation magazine from Lake Goldsmith, Victoria and the National Steam Centre for featuring our Stars of Sandstone event so comprehensively. Click the below links to Read More:

Goldsmith E magazine

National Steam Centre newsletter

Killamarsh Chronicle


David Shepherd CBE

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Les Pivnic has sent us an article he wrote on David Shepherd for the SASSAR magazine in December 1969. We know you will enjoy his recollections of David from over 40 years ago. Click here or on the above picture to read PDF