Steam Train

The steam train came past just as I was arriving home from my morning run yesterday. It is great that there are still people enthuastic about keeping little pieces of the age of steam alive. If you want to go for a ride, chat to Atlantic Rail.

Muizenberg Train Station

The signbar of Muizenberg trainstation, with False Bay and Simonstown in the background. If you travel on the trains in Cape Town, you will see these signs at every station.

Steam Trains in Cape Town

Believe it or not, Cape Town still has a steam train or two in operation. This particular train belongs to Atlantic Rail, and they run a service every Sunday from Cape Town to Simonstown and back. She is a Class 24 locomotive (No. 3655), and is so majestic as she drives past.

At R220 per person it is an expensive trip, but it still looks like a very civilised way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

You can book or find out more details on the Atlantic Rail website.

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