6 Class locomotive moved to the Waenhuis at Sandstone.
We are very fortunate in having purchased some years ago from the Bethlehem Museum a wonderful old 6 Class locomotive dating back to 1896. It is the only surviving Free State Government Railway locomotive that we are aware of and therefore it makes it particularly relevant to the Sandstone Heritage Trust which of course is in the Free State.
Our team of highly enterprising engineering personnel recently manoeuvred the 6 Class loco into position just near the waenhuis where it now heads an interesting line-up of rolling stock including the newly restored postal van. We will continue to maintain this locomotive to the highest possible level. We have every hope that one day she will be able to steam along a section of the Eastern Free State railway line.
Well done to Des, Stephan and the team for moving this without difficulty.