Monday, 19 June 2017

Umgeni Steam Railway

Steam train travel is from a bygone era and it is sad that we no longer seem to use trains as a means of travel anymore. Fortunately a dedicated group of volunteer train enthusiasts has formed the Umgeni Steam Railway, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of railway heritage in South Africa. The Umgeni Steam Railway has taken on the task of repairing and maintaining steam locomotives and carriages for use on the Kloof to Inchanga rail line (I was interested to find out that trains cannot use the line to Durban as it is overgrown).

Before boarding the train. Stokers Arms in Kloof


The steam train runs on the last Sunday of the month and there are two trips. One in the morning and another in the afternoon. The train is also in use on special occasions such as Mother’s or Father’s day, but they usually use a diesel locomotive as it can pull more carriages. The train leaves from Stokers Arms in Kloof and also returns there.

On the way to Inchanga

On the way to Inchanga




Take a look at the Umgeni Steam Railway Website and Facebook pages to see the dates.

Ticket prices are :

R240.00 Adults
R170.00 Kids and Pensioners


All Aboard!!


"Wesley" the steam engine



Sad to see the terrible state that Botha's Hill station is in. My great grandfather was station master





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