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.

The Bloemfontein Team

The Bloemfontein Team.


The Bloemfontein Team do a wonderful job of restoring and rebuilding Narrow G…

Read more: The Bloemfontein Team

The Sandstone Bloemfontein Works – an unpublicised and relatively unknown success story.

The Sandstone Bloemfontein Works – an unpublicised and relatively unknown success story.

Lukas Nel a…

Read more: The Sandstone Bloemfontein Works – an unpublicised and relatively unknown success story.

Our Class 11, No. 929, receives TLC from Bloemfontein Works

Our Class 11, No. 929, receives TLC from Bloemfontein Works

Sandstone Estates is very proud to have…

Read more: Our Class 11, No. 929, receives TLC from Bloemfontein Works

The Bloemfontein workshops takes time off from restoring steam engines.

The Bloemfontein workshops takes time off from restoring steam engines

Lukas Nel has sent us these t…

Read more: The Bloemfontein workshops takes time off from restoring steam engines.

Pump Trolley

Pump Trolley

The Bloemfontein workshops are becoming very creative and have now commenced constructi…

Read more: Pump Trolley

O&K Locomotive, No. 12691

O&K Locomotive, No. 12691

At the heart of every locomotive of course is its boiler.

The photos b…

Read more: O&K Locomotive, No. 12691

Bloemfontein report on Avonside locomotive, No. 1624

Bloemfontein report on Avonside locomotive, No. 1624

An enormous amount of work is still being done…

Read more: Bloemfontein report on Avonside locomotive, No. 1624

O&K Locomotive, No. 12691, under restoration at Bloemfontein.

O&K Locomotive, No. 12691, under restoration at Bloemfontein.

We tend to publish pictures on our…

Read more: O&K Locomotive, No. 12691, under restoration at Bloemfontein.

Avonside locomotive boiler

Avonside locomotive, No. 1624.

Sandstone Heritage Trust's Bloemfontein workshop has received the tub…

Read more: Avonside locomotive boiler

Sandstone rail bicycle

Sandstone Rail Bicycle

Lukas and his team have added another project to the list of items being rest…

Read more: Sandstone rail bicycle