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IMPORTANT WARNING

Please be aware that FOTR only takes bookings directly on this Website, by Phone on 012-767-7913 or 082-098-6186, or through Computicket (on-line at Computicket.com or at Computicket's offices and Checkers/Hyperama Money-Market counters). FOTR cannot be held responsible for any unauthorised or fraudulently sold tickets and any such tickets purchased will not be valid for travel on FOTR trains. In addition, any monies paid for such unauthorised or fraudulant tickets will not be refundable by either FOTR or Computicket.

DEPARTURE TIME CHANGE!

Earlier departure time! Due to construction work, our Cullinan "Diamond Express" trains will depart from Hermanstad at 08:00 (instead of 08:30) until further notice. Please be at our station to check-in at least 30 minutes prior to this.

Public Train Trips

Train Schedule - 2015

FOTR's Train Trip Program for 2015

(Updated: 2015.01.07)

This timetable is subject to change without advance notice as circumstances may dictate. The intended running date and time of each train should be confirmed closer to the advertised running date. Depending on customer demand or for other technical or operational reasons, train dates and departure times may have to be changed, added or cancelled without necessarily updating this list. FOTR will however use its best efforts to keep all booked passengers informed of any changes that might occur.

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DateDayTimeOriginDestinationBrief InfoMore Info
14 February 2015 Saturday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
15 February 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Valentine's Diamond Express Click HERE
01 March 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
21 March 2015 Saturday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Human Rights Day Diamond Express Click HERE
06 April 2015 Monday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Easter Bunny's Diamond Express Click HERE
27 April 2015 Monday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Freedom Day Diamond Express Click HERE
02 May 2015 Saturday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
10 May 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Mother's Day Diamond Express Click HERE
31 May 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
16 June 2015 Tuesday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Youth Day Diamond Express Click HERE
21 June 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Father's Day Diamond Express
05 July 2015 Sunday 14:00 Hermanstad Irene Tshwane Xplorer Click HERE
09 August 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Irene Tshwane Xplorer Click HERE
06 September 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Spring Diamond Express Click HERE
24 September 2015 Thursday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Heritage Day Diamond Express Click HERE
05 October 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
25 October 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
08 November 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
27 November 2015 Friday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
28 November 2015 Saturday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
29 November 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
04 December 2015 Friday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
06 December 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Santa's Diamond Express Click HERE
12 December 2015 Saturday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Diamond Express Click HERE
13 December 2015 Sunday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Santa's Diamond Express Click HERE
16 December 2015 Wednesday 08:00 Hermanstad Cullinan Santa's Diamond Express Click HERE

Steam train trips and more

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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 012-548-4090.