A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017 Day 1 30th March

Raising steam for Stars of Sandstone 2017 Picture by Dave Richardson
The early morning photo shoot with NGG16 153 Picture by Dave Richardson
The 1914 built Fowler, “Sandy”, arrives at Hoekfontein with an Ox Wagon escort Picture by Dave Richardson
Sunflower Spectators Picture by Paul Koski
Australian driver, John Lyas, at the controls of NGG16 88 Picture by Dave Richardson
The Auster AOP6 Pictures by Grant Timms and the Classic Formation and Harvard Club
Close Formations 2 Pictures by Grant Timms and the Classic Formation and Harvard Club
Close formations 1 Pictures by Grant Timms and the Classic Formation and Harvard Club

A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017 Day 2, 31st March

161955 The Locomotive Club of Great Britain aboard the 1954 Bristol Bus for the next photo shoot Picture by Dave Richardson
Andries Keyser’s 71/4” gauge Lawley aboard its 2ft gauge trolley Picture by Dave Richardson
Sandstone’s 1954 Bristol bus, ready for the off! Picture by Dave Richardson
The Model A Club dressed for the occasion Picture by Picture by Paul Koski
Model A’s and Garratt power Picture by Gary McCrystal
A scene from the 1930’s, a Model A convertible and a Tiger Moth Picture by Lynette McCrystal

A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017 Day 3 1st April

The Ambassador with Mr Mike Myers of Sandstone and the Angolan Press Attache, Mr Orlando Jacinta Picture by Dave Richardson
Sandstone’s Class 91, 91-010, makes its first run with a mixed freight and passenger train Picture by Dave Richardson
NGG16 153 at the head of the Ffestiniog Travel tour group special Picture by Dave Richardson
NGG13 49 catches the early morning sun on a photographic special Picture by Dave Richardson
A scene from the past as a Ford Model A coupe overtakes the local passenger train Picture by Paul Koski
The 1905 ex Angola Arn Jung locomotive was named “Josefina” in the Ambassador’s honour Picture by Dave Richardson
The Angolan Ambassador to South Africa, Her Excellency, Mrs Josefina Pitra Diakite, opened Stars of Sandstone 2017 Picture by Dave Richardson

A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017 Day 4 2nd April

NGG11 52 is draped with the British flag to celebrate its British ancestry as it arrives at Hoekfontein for its launch into service Picture by Dave Richardson
After being named “Boadicea” NGG11 52 hauls a mixed train into Hoekfontein Picture by Dave Richardson
Model A’s from the air Picture by Gary McCrystal
Ox power! Picture by Gary McCrystal
The beautiful lines of the Model A Ford Picture by Gary McCrystal
1930’s style, the Tiger Moth and Ford Model A Picture by Gary McCrystal
Impressive front ends Picture by Gary McCrystal
A Harvard trainer and  Model A Ford Picture by Gary McCrystal
Wheels up with the Harvard Picture by Gary McCrystal
The Harvard twins Picture by Gary McCrystal
Vintage transport. Picture by Gary McCrystal
Tail up in the Tiger Moth as she takes to the sky Picture by Gary McCrystal
The twilight drive Picture by Gary McCrystal
Spare wheels Picture by Gary McCrystal
Classic lines in the Cosmos Picture by Gary McCrystal
The shining Sandstone rails Picture by Gary McCrystal
Formation flying over the Cosmos Picture by Gary McCrystal
The Model A Club of SA had their special train behind NGG16 153 Picture by the Model A Club of South Africa
The SA Armour Museum’s Rooikat AFV Picture by Gary McCrystal
A stylish rear end Picture by Gary McCrystal

A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone Day 6, 4th April

The number plate of the NGG11 in its Rustenburg Platinum Mines identity Picture by Dave Richardson
Some beautiful buys at the Sandstone shop Picture by Dave Richardson
Lunchtime at the Waenhuis Picture by Dave Richardson
NGG11 running as RPM 7 makes its entrance with an early morning glint from the rising sun Picture by Dave Richardson
The early morning photo train with Feldbahn 498 catching the dawn sun Picture by Dave Richardson

Some images from Day 7 April 5th

Belgian built NGG16 No: 88 was crewed by an all Belgian team on The Mountain Wanderer and carried the Belgian flag for its run.

A view of the Sandstone airstrip from the cab of Class 91, 91-010

The Model A Fords are still out and about with The Mountain Wanderer and a spectacular fly past by two Chipmunks and two Tiger Moths from “The Fly Boys”.

The Crankhandle Club from Cape Town had their own special train behind NGG16 88 Picture by Dave Richardson
A view of the Sandstone airstrip from the cab of Class 91, 91-010 Picture by Dave Richardson
Vintage machinery Picture by Mouton Lotter
A magnificent fly past for the passengers of the Mountain Wanderer Picture by Wilf Mole
The end of a perfect day Picture by Mouton Lotter

A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017 Day 8 6th April

Down on the farm in years gone by Picture by Mouton Lotter
The Cosmos flowered during the show Picture by Mouton Lotter
Sunday driver Picture by Mouton Lotter
A 1930’s traffic jam as the 1895 Lawley has right of way over the Model A convertible and Model B pick up Fords Picture by Mouton Lotter
The classic lines of the Ford Model A convertible Picture by Gary McCrystal
Old time style Picture by Gary McCrystal
Vintage coaches Picture by Gary McCrystal
Admiring the view Picture by Gary McCrystal
Choose your colour! Picture by Gary McCrystal
Awaiting a new life Picture by Gary McCrystal
Simon Mead from Australia brings in NGG11 52 after a run to Grootdraai Picture by Gary McCrystal
Australian driver, Graham Swanson secures the brake pipe on NGG16 153 Picture by Gary McCrystal
A rail trolley quartet await their turn in the restoration queue Picture by Gary McCrystal
Feeding time Picture by Henry Mosito
A Model A Ford rear end Picture by Gary McCrystal
A wayside water stop Picture by Gary McCrystal
Sandstone Cosmos Picture by Gary McCrystal
The Mountain Wanderer heads home in the setting sun Picture by Gary McCrystal
Sandstone’s Brill bus, a future restoration project Picture by Gary McCrystal
The 1902 Cape Government Railways officials coach was saved from extinction and a new life at Sandstone Picture by Gary McCrystal

A picture gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017 Day 10 April 8

The Locomotive Club of Great Britain tour group headboard on NGG16 153 Picture by Dave Richardson
The Fowler B5 crane engine heads the military parade Picture by Dave Richardson
The Wehrmacht motorcycle and sidecar leads the motorised vehicles Picture by Dave Richardson
The Dodge Power Wagon passes by as the Feldbahn awaits its turn Picture by Dave Richardson
The Feldbahn crew get  ready to move as the Diamond T rolls by Picture by Dave Richardson
Andy Selfe proudly stands next to the Marmon-Herrington Mk IV armoured car he has lovingly restored over the past two years Picture by Dave Richardson
General Andre Retief, Officer Commanding, SA Armour Museum, presents Andy Selfe with a Certificate of Commendation for his work on the Marmon-Herrington Picture by Dave Richardson

VISITORS GALLERIES

Eugene Couzyn

Helicopter enthusiast Eugene Couzyn was an enthusiastic visitor to Stars of Sandstone 2017. Here is his picture of his ex-French Army Allouette 3 with Sandstone’s NGG16’s No. 153 and 88.

Hannes Palling

Hannes is a long time visitor to Sandstone and sent this excellent gallery from our recent event. You can access more of Hannes’ pics on Flickr on the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alfav8/sets/72157680584101650

Sandstone’s newly restored Class NGG11 52, “Boadicea” basks in the Free State sunshine
Tigermoth and its shadow
The oldest lady of them all
Smoke, Diesel & Dust
Shoe at Grootdraai
Oxen at work
John & John from Australia
Hoekfontein Scene
Golden Train
Climb to Vallima Summit
Boadicea warming her cylinders
A drink at Vailima
Wehrmacht
Trains at Sunrise
The Star of Stars 2017
Red locomotive at Hoekfontein
Machines from Yester-Year
If you are in a hurry
Goods train to Vailima
Garratts at Hoekfontein
Flying at Sunset
Cosmos Train & Oxen at Mooihoek
Chasing the train
Around the water tower
Voortrekker Transport
Smoke the mountain
Two Trainers of days gone by
Tankers at Sunrise
Military Equipment
How it was done in 1907
Happy Visitors from Switzerland
Garratts in a Hurry
Fowler Road Roller
Farmall stretching it's wheels
Bosbok Action
Boadicea to Grootdraai

Theo Landman

Enjoys steam and military machines and contributed this gallery from Stars of Sandstone 2017.

Sandstone’s preserved Class 10CR No. 771
The Olifant Mk1A tank from the SA Armour Museum
The Olifant Mk1B tank from the SA Armour Museum
The Rooikat AFV from the SA Armour Museum

“The Fly Boys”

For all those visitors who marvelled at the exciting aerial displays throughout Stars of Sandstone 2017, Aviation Coordinator, Gavin Brown, sent us this picture of the intrepid pilots who thrilled the crowds.

From left to right, Grant Timms, Steve Brown, Gavin Brown and Chris Joubert

Pierre Jordan

A very satisfied visitor, Pierre Jordaan, sent us this impressive gallery of his time at Sandstone.

Sandstone’s 1907 International Harvester Farmer’s Buggy
A 1930 Ford Model A Coupe from the Model A Car Club of South Africa
A 1930 Ford Model A Convertible from the Model A Car Club of South Africa
Sandstone’s NG15 No. 17 and NGG16 No. 153 double head through the farmlands
The Mountain Wanderer traversed the entire railway system each day behind NGG16’s No.153 and 88, here we see it entering Mooihoek Loop on the outward journey
The Mountain Wanderer was single headed for one day behind NGG16 No. 153 as it climbs up to Vailima Halt and the Sandstone Mountain
Another great view of the 1907 International Harvester Farmer’s Buggy
Sandstone’s Oxen span were one of the stars of the show
An aerial view of the Sandstone main complex
NG15 No.17 and NGG16 No. 153 silhouetted at dawn on a photographer’s special
No. 17 and 153 coast through the Cosmos
The Model A Club of South Africa were very active at Stars of Sandstone 2017 and were probably the most photographed visitors with their cars, here a Model A convertible rests for a picnic next to the Mealie field

Gavin Brown and "The Fly Boys"

Another gallery from our intrepid pilots at Stars of Sandstone 2017

Marc-Henri Andre

Marc Andre has been a frequent visitor to Sandstone and has produced a photo album which he has shared with us. Click on the link to view the album in Parts 1 & 2.

Click Below to view PDF Gallery 1
Click Below to view PDF Gallery 2