Sandstone Heritage Trust - Rail News

RN 185 - Experiencing Steam at Sandstone Estates

14th June 2006

Willem Stemmet a 19 year old from the Western Cape (currently studying engineering) spent three weeks at Sandstone. Willem wanted a more "hands on" approach to steam and so spent his time in the Sandstone Steam Workshop.Willem was also part of the steam team that prepared the 15F (Avril) for David Shepherd's trip to South Africa.

After three weeks in the workshop it was off to Lukas Nel in Bloemfontein to learn more about restoration. Says Willem Stemmet " I learnt so much from Sandstone Estates and look forward to my return".

The loco team from left to right: Oupa, Henry Brown, Derrick van Zyk, Hentjie be Bruyn & Gert Jubileus