Bloemfontein Shed

Sandstone Heritage Trust, Bloemfontein workshops.

Although Sandstone is reasonably well known as a destination it is less well known that we operate a major locomotive refurbishment programme at our Bloemfontein workshops. This is located in the old Steam Depot which was the home of constant Steam activity for many decades.

Class 11 SAR No. 929 2-8-2 & CSAR No. 717 at Bloemfontein

Class 11 SAR No. 929 2-8-2 & CSAR No. 717

Built by NBL Glasgow 16266/1904

Designed by PA Hyde fo…

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Update on O&K 0-6-0T 12140/1930

Update on O&K 0-6-0T 12140/1930

Ex Companhia Do Assucar De Angola

Originally 500mm gauge co…

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NGG11 No. 52 – Update from Bloemfontein

 NGG11 No. 52 – Update from Bloemfontein

The completed boiler of No. 52 showing the new tube p…

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O&K No 12691 Passes Steam Test

O & K No 12691 Passes Steam Test

O & K No: 12691 passed her steam test at Bloemfontein on F…

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Bloemfontein News October 2014

Bloemfontein News October 2014

Work continues apace at Sandstone’s Bloemfontein facility with Lukas…

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Bloemfontein Works Update

Lukas Nel has sent us a number of reports which we know will be of interest to those who follow our…

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Bloemfontein Depot Update

Despite the incredibly low winter temperatures (-12° recorded in the last few days) work continues i…

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Bloemfontein workshops commences rebuild of another ex SANRASM locomotive

 

Bloemfontein workshops commence rebuild of another ex SANRASM locomotive

The boiler on the O&…

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Update on NGG11, No. 52

Update on NGG11, No. 52

30 May 2014

Below are some recent photos of the work being carried out on th…

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Work continues at the Bloemfontein Shed - Update on Avonside Number 1624

Work continues at the Bloemfontein Shed – Update on Avonside Number 1624

It looks like another great…

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