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Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips

Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
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venue Steam Train Journeys to
Magaliesburg
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time Departure 09:00am from the Johannesburg Main Station (Park Station) to Magaliesburg.
Arrival at Magaliesburg around 11.30am.

Departure from Magaliesburg 02.30pm to Johannesburg.
Arrival at Johannesburg at about 05.30pm
cost * Adults R305
* Kids 4-12yrs R210
* Children under 4yrs R50.
age All ages

Steam train rides


Come share the romance and the fun of a steam train ride with us! Relax while we take you out for the day on a leisurely run, perhaps to a restaurant, or a tourist venue, or simply a round trip into the scenic countryside. Reefsteamers is a volunteer group of steam enthusiasts who love steam engines, working on them, restoring them and of course, running them. We are based in the extensive old Steam Locomotive Sheds in Germiston - centrally placed to the rail network of Johannesburg. We earn money to support our club by running day trips for the South African Public and longer tours for local and overseas Steam Engine enthusiasts.

Our day trips spots is the Magaliesburg region where there's much to see or do.
There are other trips and venues too - but you need to check our website for updates: http://www.reefsteamers.com/Timetable.html
We generally board the train at Johannesburg Main Station (Park Station) and we'll take you and your family out for the day in our roomy main line coaches.
The train normally takes from 9:00am to 05.30pm, with a break for your free time at Magaliesburg from 10:55am to 02:15. There's plenty of room for the kids on the train. We sell tuck, nibbles, cool drinks as well as warm foods and toasted sandwiches from the catering car. There is a bar car too. The coaches all have electrical power, toilets and running water on board.

The steam train is hauled by one of our beautiful full-sized ex-South African Railway locomotives, of which we own eight. We show two of them in our photos below. For the railways minded, they are a Class 15CA (centre) and a Class 15F (right). Our trains are full lengthed from 10-15 coaches and run at proper main line speeds. These aren't toys but the real thing! Kids (and the not-so- kids) can get up close to the locomotives and even right up in the locomotive's cab, where our friendly staff and crews will happily talk about the locomotives which we love so much. We run on a professional basis and abide by all Spoornet regulations and safety rules. Before each trip, our locomotives and coaches are checked for safety by ex-Spoornet personnel, and for mechanical road worthiness by senior engineers. We may be volunteers, but we are not amateurs.

Times


Departure 09:00am from the Johannesburg Main Station (Park Station) to Magaliesburg.
Arrival at Magaliesburg around 11.30am.
Departure from Magaliesburg 02.30pm to Johannesburg.
Arrival at Johannesburg at about 05.30pm
The times shown for the trips are our scheduled times, which we try to meet on a best effort basis. Our well maintained coaches and locomotives rarely give trouble or cause breakdowns out on the open rails. However, we may be delayed on the Transnet lines depending on their traffic movements and the signalling thereof.
Visit our Steam Train Trip Calendar page at
http://www.reefsteamers.com/Timetable.html
for specific trip dates, times and all details.

Costs of train rides


* Adults R305
* Kids 4-12yrs R210
* Children under 4yrs R50.
* Cost of the venue or restaurant is to your own account.
* Private Coupé / Compartment available
* Private coach hire: please contact marketing@reefsteamers.com
Check our website trip calendar at http://www.reefsteamers.com/Timetable.html for the individual trip details and costs.

Our operating dates in 2014:
All dates without (Clamp comments) are regular trains to Magaliesburg


2014 April: 26.
2014 May: 10. / 31.
2014 June: (14.Evening Cocktail Special) / (15. Champagne Breakfast special) / (16. Youth day special) / 28.
2014 July: (19.Winter photo session) / (26.Depot open day)
2014 August: 02. / (09.Woman's day) / 23. / 30.
2014 September: (06.Lunch Train)/ 20. /(24.Heritage Braai)/ 27.
2014 October: 04. / 18. / 25.
2014 November: 01. / 08. / 22. / (29.Lunch Train)
2014 December: 06. / 13. / 16. / 20.
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Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.
Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips - Family orientated day-trips to various tourist venues on a real working steam train.


Submitted on Monday, 10th March 2014 at 09:58:09 AM  
We did send a letter explaining the position to all our passengers.

We will be making a refund to all those who have requested it during the next week – this is an ex gratia payment as we are not legally liable in terms of the Consumer Protection Act, which exempts a service provider who is prevented from providing the service by matters outside the provider’s control. In this case we were prevented by an illegal action on the part of Transnet.

We have offered the alternative of transferring the payment to a later booking – we are running again from February 25.

Many of the passengers have agreed to accept the alternative, which, we hope, reflects their understanding of a situation which has been painful for all of us. The passengers will get their money back.

The matter is being taken up with Transnet by the Heritage Railway Association of Southern Africa (HRASA), which is the controlling body in these matters.

You will appreciate that we are a non-profit company, raising funds to carry out our heritage obligations, not a commercial body making profit for its members.
Submitted on Thursday, 30th January 2014 at 09:53:31 AM  
I booked and paid for a trip for 3 kids and 2 adults on the 21/12/2013. My kids were so excited! Unfortunately, a day before the trip, I received an email informing us about the cancellation, stating that they encountered problems with Transnet. Its only fair that i get my refund as the service i paid for never happened. I have not heard a thing from anyone at this company besides another letter from Aletta to inform people of another cancellation for the 25/01/2013. I have been expecting a refund of the R1260 that I paid but to no avail. Why are they allowing people to book and pay for trips when they know that they have issues with Transnet? All I want is my refund!!

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