Steaming Under African Skies

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The "Under African Skies" event was a hands-on experience for steam enthusiasts from all over the world. All of the working Sandstone narrow gauge steam fleet was operational at one time or another allowing enthusiasts to enjoy a variety of engines on the spectacular Sandstone Estate system. Up to nine locomotives could be seen operating at any time!

Enthusiasts had to prepare their engine themselves and were provided with a suitable load for the experience. Photographers, in fact, had a special time as many of the preserved motor vehicles were used to “accessories” the rail photographs making for that unique Sandstone touch.

Under African Skies ended one day before the Cosmos Festival and to cap-off the previous two weeks proceedings a world record attempt for the longest steam hauled 2ft narrow gauge train was successfully run.  With four locomotives (three of them Garratt), 48 wagons and an estimated load of 475 tons this was certainly another one for the record books.

During the Cosmos Festival an intensive train service was run using NGG16’s, 113 & 153, the Lawley, the Fowler, “Sandy” and the O&K. In addition to the passenger trains, a special military train had been configured featuring specially camouflaged wagons and loaded with military vehicles and weapons.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 60 MIN
Special Features Chapter selection, Bonus footage

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