Reefsteamers Steam Train Trips

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Magaliesburg Express

Departure 09:00am from the Johannesburg Main Station (Park Station) to Magaliesburg.
Arrival at Magaliesburg around 11.30am.
Departure from Magaliesburg 03.00pm to Johannesburg.
Arrival at Johannesburg at about 05.30pm

Irene Steam Special

Departure from Rhodesfield PRASA Station at 10:00
Arrival at Irene 10:50
Departure from Irene 14:00
Arrival at Rhodesfield PRASA Station about 15:00

Magaliesburg Express 2018:

* Adults R295
* Kids 4-12yrs R245
* Family Special (2adults+2children over 4yrs)R900
* Children under 4yrs R0.00

Irene Steam Special 2018:

* Adults R280
* Kids 4-12yrs R230
* Family Special (2adults+2Children over 4yrs) R850
* Children under 4yrs R0.00

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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 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 are the Magaliesburg region and at Irene (Centurion) where there's much to see and do.
There are other trips and venues too - but you need to check our website so click here for updates.

There's plenty of room for the kids on the train. We sell tuck, nibbles and cool drinks. 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.


Magaliesburg Express:
Departure 09:00am from the Johannesburg Main Station (Park Station) to Magaliesburg.
Arrival at Magaliesburg around 11.30am.
Departure from Magaliesburg 03:00pm to Johannesburg.
Arrival at Johannesburg at about 05:30pm

Irene Steam Special:
Departure 10:00am from the Rhodesfield PRASA station to Irene.
Arrival at Irene around 10:50am.
Departure from Irene 02:00pm to Johannesburg.
Arrival at Johannesburg at about 03.00pm

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
for specific trip dates, times and all details.

Costs of train rides

Magaliesburg Express:
* Adults R295
* Kids 4-12yrs R245
* Family special (2adults + 2 children over 4) R900
* Children under 4yrs travel for free

Irene Steam Train:
* Adults R280
* Kids 4-12yrs R230
* Family special (2 adults + 2 children over 4) R850
* Children under 4yrs travel for free

- Cost of the venue or restaurant is to your own account.
- Private train coupé / compartment / coach available
- For private train hire: please contact

Our operating dates and destinations in 2018:

(Mag) = Magaliesburg Express / (Ir) = Irene Steam special

•26 May 2018 (Mag)
•02 June 2018 (Ir)HOT 91.9FM on board
•23 June 2018 Plane, Cars and Train event Train is filling fast!!
•07 July 2018 Winter Photo Shooting at the steam Depot in Germiston
•28 July 2018 (Ir) Christmas Market in July
•04 August 2018 (Mag)
•25 August 2018 (Mag)
•01 September 2018 (Ir)Spring Day Special with HOT 91.9FM
•24 September 2018 (Mag)
•06 October 2018 (Ir)
•27 October 2018(Mag)
•03 November 2018 (Ir)Early Christmas market
•24 November 2018 (Mag)
•01 December 2018 (Ir)Christmas market
•08 December 2018 (Mag)
•15 December 2018 (Mag)

Upcoming Events

Reefsteamers trips - May 26, Jun 3, 23, Jul 28, Aug 4, 18, 25, Sep 1, 24, O...
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