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Photography and Film sessions @ Reefsteamers

Reefsteamers Depot Photo Visits

Important: all visits must be pre-booked by emailing

Reefsteamers depot in Germiston provides unbelievable
photographic opportunities in an industrial setting. We have vintage steam locomotives in various stages of restoration, old railway carriages and various old buildings providing a multitude of options:

Photography GroupsGroups normally come on one of the days we are running one of our Magaliesburg trips to photograph the preparation of the locomotive in the morning and then general photography around the depot.

See our T6C's about Photo & Film sessions

Private Photo session on regular train operation days or without a working steam engine
The prices for photo sessions (formal or informal) are as following:

1/2 Day (4 Hours) = R250 per photographer / videographer / MUA / assistant
and R50 per accompanying non photographer  i.e. model attending

Full day shoot = R500 per photographer / videographer/ MUA / assistant
 and R50 per accompanying non photographer attending

On days when there are RS trips to Magalies & Irene: photographers visiting the depot for photo shoots can enhance their experience and portfolio with a short 'steam loco powered' ride to either Park Station or Rhodesfield at an additional fee of  R100 and R75 respectively.
Those wishing to proceed from Park Station to Magalies or from Rhodesfield to Irene need to book in advance at booking

Photoshoots that are not booked in advance will attract an additional charge of R250 per person

Commercial Photo / Film sessions with our Rolling Stock in South Africa

Reefsteamers can also provide steam locomotives and trains for use in adverts and films on different railway lines. Please ask for a quote for your special film train.
For all enquires and bookings please email

Your private photo session with working steam or diesel locomotives at the Germiston Depot
- One steam engine in action: R20'000 per day
- Each additional steam engine in action: R15'000 per day
- Diesel shunter Loco (within the Depot area): R1'000 per Day

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