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...

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

Getaway Magazine September 2017

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The September 2017 edition of Getaway magazine has an interesting article by Tyson Jopson on a road trip to the Eastern Free State including a visit to the Stars event in 2017. Click here to read more

Jagga Jasoos. Bollywood comes to Sandstone!

Bollywood comes to Sandstone

The Bollywood movie Jagga Jasoos (in English, Detective Jagga), scenes of which were filmed at Sandstone in April 2014 just before the Star of Sandstone 2014 event, was released worldwide by Disney on July 14th. Starring famous Indian actors, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, the movie has proved to be a hit in its first few days of release with 10 million views of the trailer on YouTube. Click here to read PDF

Sandstone, the Stars come out to play!

Sandstone Stars Come out to play

Sandstone, the Stars come out to play!

Paul Ash, Travel Writer at the Sunday Times, has given us some excellent coverage on our upcoming event, Stars of Sandstone 2017. Enjoy the read and we hope to see your there from March 30th to April 9th 2017.
Click her to read the PDF.

Media News from the UK

NG10 restoration
The prestigious rail magazines, Narrow Gauge World and The Railway Magazine have recently given us excellent coverage on our NG10 restoration and David Shepherd’s 15F 3052’s move to Friends of the Rail in Pretoria. Click here to view the articles.

Click Below to view the Articles :

Last survivor set to steam again

NGG11 Garrett

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