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.

Updates from Bloemfontein Shed

Lukas Nel who is far too busy restoring locomotives to produce long reports does nonetheless keep us…

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Old crane saved7th July 2009

Our Bloemfontein workshops have definitely got a grip on this project. A set of drawi…

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Bloem Class 19D 2654 Tender

03 July 2009 - Update 13

Further to the completion of restoration of 19D no 2654 Trevor Staats from Australia has supplied these excellent archive photos of 2654 working at Loraine gold mine in the Free State.…

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Update on reconstruction of NGG 16, No. 88.

Our Bloemfontein workshops continue to move ahead relentlessly on the above project. Having had some…

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NGG 16, No. 88, is coming along very steadily - engine units rebuild

NGG 16, No. 88, is coming along very steadily. Here is an updated picture of one of the engine units…

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Australian Visitor Pops In At Bloemfontein Works.From: Peter Micenko
Subject: SANDSTONE STEAM RAILWAY; Restoration of steam crane at Bloemfontein

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Feedback on O&K Locomotives

The Sandstone Heritage Trust owns the following O&K locomotives, together with an Arn Jung unit…

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Two locomotives move to Bloemfontein.Kerr Stuart loco, No. 4062, has been problematic since it was restored.There is a technical question …

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O and K loco no 10311 moves to Bloemfontein for upgrade...

Locomotive O&K number 10311 was offloaded in Bloemfontein last week. Attached is a preliminary r…

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Restoration begins on another Angolan sugar locoAfter Sandstone's visit to Angola in 2003, a number of ex sugar estate locos were acquired and broug…

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