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Our office phone numbers 012-767-7913 (+27-12-767-7913) and 082-098-6186 (+27-82-098-6186) are manned from 09:00 to 13:00 (UTC+2), Monday to Friday. We recommend that you contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Train Trips

Steam train trips and more

Steam train excursions - and more!

Join Friends of the Rail on a genuine heritage steam train excursion. FOTR runs frequent public vintage train trips to various destinations in the vicinity of the nations' capital, Tshwane-Pretoria. Enjoy a day out or ride for just a few hours relaxing to the sound of our steam locomotive chuffing away up front!

Click here to go to our train trips page to see what is on our program and to make a booking. Our train trips are very popular and fill up quickly, so check them out now!

Friends ofthe Rail can also arrange private and corporate charter train trips for sepcial occasions. Staff incentives, product launches, birthdays, weddings, tourist charters; we can do them all.

Click here to find out more about chartering your own train or hiring a private passenger coach on a scheduled trip.

Keen amateur and professional photographers will enjoy the specialised photogalas we run from time to time. We stage and exercise our locomotives and train in and around our depot starting in the soft dawn light to enable photographers to take splendid action steam locomotive and railway shots.

Click here to find out more about FOTR's upcoming photgraphic events.

FOTR holds meeetings from time to time which usually incorporate  an interesting speaker who is connected to the railway world. At other times, photographers show off their historic and current slides and photographs.

Click here to find out more about FOTR's upcoming meetings and talks.

You may also use the menu bar above to select from a choice of options. If you have questions or need further information, please contact our sales office at 012-767-7913