Going loco for steam locos
Looking for something out of the ordinary in Jo’burg for the coming weekend? Maybe a trip on a traditional steam train will pique your interest then…
Reefsteamers, an organisation interested in keeping these old mechanical beasts running, is having an open day this Saturday (28 July 2012), and is inviting everybody interested in learning more about steam trains or just enjoying the trip to their depot in Germiston, East of Johannesburg.
Operating two trips, carrying 400 people each, this is certainly an experience for the little ones and their parents to enjoy! The trains leave from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station at 08:50 and 10:50 and return at 13:05 and 15:00 respectively on Saturday. Tickets are priced at R150 for adults, R80 for children between 6 and 12 years and free for kids under 6.
The trip between Rhodesfield and the Germiston depot takes about 25 minutes and snacks and drinks will be for sale on the train.
The trip includes a stop at Reefsteamers Germiston depot, where a tour of the train workshop is included in the ticket price. For those who wish to have a more hands on experience, tickets will be sold at the depot to drive a train in the train yard. There is no need for bookings, just get to the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station in time to buy your ticket and hop aboard the steam train!
For all the details and to find out more about Reefsteamers, click here.