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HTN 25 - VIP Continue to visit Sandstone

During July Sandstone had visits from the MEC for Tourism from the Free State Province, Dr. Mafereka, Michael Schumann, the Chairman of Welsh Highland Railway spent a weekend at Sandstone Estates, Mr. Rajesh Agrawal from the Darjeeling Himalayan Mountain Railway took time out from his schedule to bring a small delegation to Sandstone Estates, a delegation from the Democratic Alliance including the Head of the Free State, David Thamae, the Speaker of the House for the Ficksburg Assembly, and Robbie Scholtz of the ANC in the Free State.

It is the policy of the Sandstone Heritage Trust to wherever possible steam a train for VIP's so that they might fully comprehend the importance of steam, its relevance to steam tourism and general tourism in particular, and perhaps more importantly to lay the groundwork for a better understanding of alternative fuel and energy sources in the transportation sector.