Timetable Steam Train Rides Magaliesburg Express


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South Africa's professional steam train operator
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We operate our trains under the Rail Safety Regulator rules and our operations are frequently audited

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Reefsteamers also provides a board member of the Federation of Heritage Railways of South Africa, and supports the efforts for South African rail preservation

Our Magaliesburg Express depart from Johannesburg Park Station at 09:00, normally from platform 14 and arrives back at about 17:30
Our Irene Steam Special departs from Rhodesfield PRASA Station at 09:30, and arrives back in Rhodesfield at about 15:30
The Irene Trains are postponed until the track works on the Germiston - Pretoria Line are finalized
Our Special Trains depart from different Stations and at different times! Please look at the "Special Trains" for the correct information
Steam can be substituted by diesels as last resort when all steam traction is down because of unexpected failure or maintenance


Timetable 2017
Our steam Locomotive is back in working order and sounds better than ever.
Date Destination Train & Booking Information
Saturday 28. October Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg

Halloween Train – Trick or Treat on the Train

Halloween is traditionally a time of celebration. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day,Celebrate your family and friends on board Jo’burgs own steam train. Enjoy a fun filled family day at Magalies Sleepy River. Lots of food, drinks, and activities for the kids.

Face painting, competitions, and lots of fun on the train

Wear your own mask and win spot prizes.

Magaliesburg Express

Halloween Train
Saturday 04. November
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train

Irene Christmas Market
Saturday 25. November Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express
Saturday 02. December
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train

Irene Christmas Market
Saturday 09. December Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express
Saturday 16. December Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg

Christmas is a very special time for many, but it also a time for giving to those less fortunate.

Come and celebrate early Christmas on board Jo’burgs own steam train. Reefsteamers will be hosting 80 under privileged children as our special guests and making sure they have a really special Christmas. But there are much more who needs some special loving. Bring along a small gift for either a boy or girl and we will ensure that these gifts are distributed to a worthy children's charity.

Carols on the train, face painters, on board spa and special Xmas treats for kids.

Oh and Santa we believe will also be on board.

Magaliesburg Express

Christmas Steam Train

2018 Timetable
Saturday 27. January Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Welcome 2018 Train
Saturday 3. February
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 24. February Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express
Saturday 3. March
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 31. March Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Easter Special
Saturday 7. April
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Friday 27. April Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express
Saturday 5. May
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 26. May Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Winter Special
Saturday 2. June
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 23. June

Planes Cars and Train Event

reserve this date in your calendar, it will be a verry special day, with at least 2 steam locos
Saturday 7. July Winter Photo Shooting Details to be announced
Saturday 28. July
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train

Christmas in July special at Market
Saturday 4. August
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 18. August Steam Depot Open Day Details to be announced
Saturday 25. August Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express
Saturday 1. September
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train

Spring Train
Monday 24. September Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Heritage Day Train
Saturday 6. October
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 27. October Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Halloween
Saturday 3. November
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train
Saturday 24. November Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express
Saturday 1. December
Rhodesfield - Irene - Rhodesfield

Choose the train ticket to the location you like to go:
Irene Dairy Farm The Big Red Barn
Irene Steam Train

Christmas Train
Saturday 8. December Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Family Holiday Train
Saturday 15. December Johannesburg - Magaliesburg - Johannesburg Magaliesburg Express

Christmas Train

Our Special Trains depart from different Stations and at different times! Please look at the "Special Trains" for the correct information
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