For more than 70 years, South Africa's Blue Train has been an icon of luxury and indulgence. In April 2019, you can enjoy an exclusive 3- night, 4-day trip to both travel and stay on the Blue Train when you visit Stars of Sandstone 2019.
The event in 2019 is going to be the best ever, featuring over 25 operating locomotives traversing Sandstone's 26km 2ft Narrow Gauge Railway. They range from the 1895 'Lawley' that was used on the Beira railway, to an ex-South African Railways Class 91 diesel, built in the USA in 1973. Sandstone's most recently restored locomotive, a 1915 USA 'Baldwin' will be steaming, and on 5 April, Sandstone's very latest two year restoration will be unveiled: ex-South African Railways Class NG-10.
As well as the unforgettable sights and atmospheres of the steam experience, there will be vintage aircraft, tractors, steam engines, vintage cars, military vehicles, and also Sandstone's own team of 24 Afrikaner Oxen on display, pulling original Voortrekker wagons.
At the end of thrilling days' sights and experiences, you can return to the Blue Train for delicious food and pampered comfort, preparing you for the following day's attractions and excitements.