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FotR : Steam Trains for Everyone
Whether you are young or old, steam trains steal everyone's heart.
The winter season is now upon us and we have to remain close to home because of the risk of causing fires during the dry season. But we have not stopped running trains.
We have three trains coming up to take you on our Tshwane Xplorer around Pretoria. See the City from a new viewpoint - from a carriage window. This outing takes a circular route around the City starting from and returning to our depot at Hermanstad.
Tshwane Xplorer excursion dates are:-
July 7th - July 28th - August 9th : Click HERE
July 7th is also our Open Day at Hermanstad. Click on the picture (left) for a larger view.
Adults only R10, children R5. A host of activities available for all the family:-
||*Steam Locomotive Rides
Enjoy an interesting day at the home of Pretoria's steam train heritage. Support our efforts knowing that you are helping us keep the 'steam dream' alive. Bring your children to see these wonderful machines of yesteryear, steam locomotives, cars and bikes. Let them wonder...
There is much more on our website than just the upcoming train outings with FOTR.
While you are here, enjoy the remainder of our website and do browse the very active railway enthusiasts "forum
" with its interesting articles and pictures of many aspects of railways locally and around the world, all available through the menus shown above.
If you would like additional information about Friends of the Rail or would like to become actively involved in helping us with our train activities, give us a call. Who knows, you may fulfill that boyhood dream of becoming a steam engine driver! With us it is very possible and has been done... several times!
for our excursion timetable of trips for the coming months.
Friends of the Rail Express..........
Sit back and let the train take the strain.
FotR offers a relaxed outing for the whole family. Travel in our nostalgic vintage coaches with a real steam locomotive puffing up ahead. Come and join us in the wonderful nostalgia of the steam train era when everything moved at a more relaxed and comfortable pace. We offer a number of different venues and run times. The choice is all yours. Come on.... Board the train now!
FotR offers a relaxed outing for the whole family. Travel in our nostalgic vintage coaches with a real steam locomotive puffing up ahead.
Choose your trip...
Take a look at our Train trips schedule and booking sheet
, choose a date to suit your family.
Book your trip...
You can call our sales department to make a booking, or do it on-line by clicking HERE
for the Tshwane Xplorer or HERE
Check out a destination...
to see more information about our destinations.
We have additional information for you to download so you may view or print it offline:
Enjoy our station facilities...
At Hermanstad we have secure parking, a shop to buy those last-minute necessaties and a lovely playground for your children.
Do you like a discount..?
Then you might like to consider taking along lots of friends and maybe hire a whole coach for your private use. If you have lots and lots of friends or you want to take your workmates out on a special treat, hire a whole train.
for more information on coach or train charters.
SAR Class 19D
Our passengers take some really great pictures.
to see a selection of them...
More on offer...
We have much more to offer outside of our scheduled train outings. We can arrange private charters, wedding specials, children's parties and much much more.
For further information please contact our sales department who can tell you more.
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