Commercial Transport

Old SAR Container trailer recovered..

Old SAR Container trailer recovered..

To add interest to our NG Consists we have located and purchased an early Railway Container which would have transported goods from stations to freight clients.

It would have been hauled by a truck or tractor of suitable vintage.



Sandstone’s Kenworth T900 receives cosmetic upgrade.

Sandstone’s workshops have applied themselves to the refurbishment of the cosmetics on our Kenworth T900. This truck was purchased new in 1990 in Melbourne Australia and shipped from the Paccar factory where it has been ever since.

It is the pride and joy of our Heavy Truck fleet.


RN 73 - A venerable old container which probably dates back to the 1940's

Sandstone Heritage Trust - Rail News


Peerless 4t truck

Peerless 4t truck

Peerless set the standards for engineering in the Auto Industry and had many firsts in design, such as: an engine under the hood; a drive shaft with floating rear axle; a stamped steel frame; the first side entrance touneau; a tilting steering wheel; an accelerator pedal; the use of aluminum to save weight; and the first enclosed body. The first starters and electric lights, and the list goes on and on.
Barney Oldfield was hired in 1904 to race the Peerless Green Dragon. For two years Barney and the Green Dragon broke track speed records all over the USA and made Peerless a name to reconcile with. In August 1905, Peerless dropped out of racing and began competing in reliability runs called the Glidden Tours. With three cars competing, the Peerless's finished with perfect scores, again putting the Peerless name above all other marques in automobile reliability.

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Leyland Octopus Truck

Leyland Octopus 1963 - Information
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HTN 156 - Sentinel Transport News - An older article, but still of interest of our S4!


HTN 21 - Sandstone’s Sentinel S4 Lorry

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

Heavy trucks are a commonplace sight on the roads today. As most people know they are diesel powered and capable of carrying heavy loads. In fact South Africa has some of the largest payloads in the world, a fact testified by the damage to our road system. Of course it was not always so. In the days of South African Railways (SAR) most large consignments were moved by rail and hauled by steam powered locomotives.

HTN 27 - One of Sandstone's two Diamond T mechanical horses

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

One of Sandstone's two Diamond T mechanical horses ready to leave the yard with a selection of vintage tractors to attend a local agricultural show. Living preservation means taking old tractors using a truck of similar vintage. Why not? The Sandstone people have as much fun getting there as they do enjoying the show itself. Coming back is also a great experience - grappling with a trash box on a 58 year old truck with more mechanical integrity than most of the machines bought today.

HTN 32 - Progress on Sentinel Steam Waggon

HTN 33 - Pair of 1950's Diamond T trucks

Sandstone Heritage Trust - News

HTN 33 - Pair of 1950's Diamond T trucks

The company has a matching pair of 1950's Diamond T trucks, both equipped with diesel engines. One is in military uniform and the other is in civilian clothes. Here they are doing what they are best at - hauling loads.