Friends of the Rail

Friends of the Rail are Tshwane- Pretoria and the nations premier steam heritage railway club, looking after the city’s heritage steam locos and running steam train excursions for 25 years.

Passengers experience a ‘living museum’ environment when taking on of our excursions. we have two excursion options:

Cullinan Trip

Our vintage  Diamond Express steam train, departing from Hermanstad at 08h00 sharp, will take you to Cullinan. Once there you will have up to 4 hours to relax, explore the town, browse the boutiques and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Jacaranda/ Tswane Xplorer

This 2-hour steam train trip is in and around Pretoria as well as up to Irene. Covering a distance of 60 km, you are invited to bring your picnic basket on board. During this trip, you will be able to see almost all the tourist attractions of Pretoria, such as the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Monument, Loftus, the Union Buildings, University of Pretoria, etc.