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“With a plume thrown confidently over her shoulder, her gaunt, steely rods whirling with stubborn purpose, an insatiable fire beating fiercely within her iron heart and the yearning call of her spirit lofted to the heavens via the brass-throated whistle, the steam locomotive is passion personified in warm, living, pulsing steel and is surely worthy of the right to live.”

Live steam tourist excursions can be experienced at several places in South Africa. The following organisations all run some form of steam operations.




Reefsteamers - Germiston, Gauteng
Sisonke Stimela - Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal



Apple Express NG - Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Atlantic Rail - Cape Town, Western Cape



Friends Of The Rail - Hermanstad, Pretoria, Gauteng
Rovos Rail - Capital Park, Pretoria, Gauteng



Sandstone Heritage NG Railway - Ficksburg, Free State
Umgeni Steam Railway - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal