South Africa’s biennial Stars of Sandstone in the Eastern Free-State is recognised as the world’s most diversified steam and heritage transport festival.
The Stars of Sandstone, set for April 4-14, 2019, will be hosting The Blue Train for an epic two-day stop at the Festival from April 3-6, 2019.
The 3-night, 4-day Blue Train indulgence to Stars of Sandstone 2019 commences with an early morning check in at The Blue Train VIP Lounge at Pretoria Station.
The Stars of Sandstone 2019 is set to be bigger and better than ever. Featuring over 25 operating locomotives traversing Sandstone’s 30km 2ft narrow gauge railway, ranging from the 1895 Lawley used on the Beira Railway to a former South Africa Railway (SAR) Class 91 diesel engine built in the US in 1973, the unique, family-friendly festival will once again attract visitors from across the planet.
Sandstone’s most recently restored locomotive, a 1915 Baldwin US-built former SAR Class NG-10, will be unveiled on 5 April after a recently completed two-year restoration project.