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Other NG15s restored and in service


The best place to see another NG15 in action is at the Sandstone Estates in South Africa. This is an extensive network of 2ft gauge lines operated by the Sandstone Heritage Trust.

Here they have two NG15s, №s 17 and 19 from the original batch built by Henschel in 1931. Whilst №19 remains in unrestored condition in the Estate's workshop, №17 is steamed on a regular basis. The following link takes you to the Gallery section of the website where there are a set of photographs (courtesy of Andie Shaw) taken on a 2006 visit to Sandstone by a group from the WHR and FR.

Go to №17's page in the Gallery

Also there are a couple of video clips available of №17 in action taken on the same visit.

№17 in a long three loco train with NGG13 №49 leading
and NGG16 №113 on the Sandstone Estate.

№17 is seen again but this time we're able to view the
action in the cab whilst double heading
with NGG13 №49.

A final look at №17 but this time hauling the
Avontuur Adventurer out of Port Elizabeth.
The Loco is seen shortly after leaving.

A second operational NG15 is №119 that has recently been returned to steam in South Africa. The loco is now used on the Apple Express tourist train out of Port Elizabeth. 

Finally there is №123 that is in service on the Bennett Brook Railway in Australia. The railway also has №118, however, this is currently awaiting an overhaul.


All content webmaster or as indicated - This page updated 9th Feb 2009 by Laurence Armstrong