The Sandstone Estate is really one organization that is really trying to preserve our transport hertitage before it disappears forever. But it seems organizations like them have to always endure the red tape of the goverment and its ends up going no where due to red tape. The great thing about the Estate is that they restore the locos to beautiful running and not merely for statix display. This draws huge amount of tourism, job opportunities to the so impoverished areas.
Please look at their proposal to Transnet to preserve the 2 foot narrow gauge all over South Africa with discussions with the Apple Express & the Banana Express. Consider the 2 foot line between Port Elizabeth and Avontuur, imagine utilising that line for freight and passenger, it will have a huge impact into provide accommodation facilities for the railway enthuasists