Apple Express Steam Train - Fun-filled Day Trip in Port Elizabeth

If you’re looking for a great story-book kind of experience, then the Apple Express may be just the sort of day trip you had in mind. In a world where everything that surrounds us is high tech, fast paced and impersonal, this charming little narrow gauge steam train seems to defy progress in a friendly and lackadaisical way. This is the sort of train you can imagine your great grandparents taking on their journeys to fame, fortune and adventure at a time when cars were a novelty and the whole world seemed to enjoy a slower rhythm. So climb onboard for a wonderful adventure.

Today the wonder of steam trains has become something of a novelty. With many steam trains being assigned to the scrap heaps and many others taking a stationary position in museums, there are very few working steam trains still in use. This makes the Apple Express steam train in Port Elizabeth a real treat since visitors are not only able to see how it works, but they can also enjoy a ride on it.

The unique Port Elizabeth Apple Express has been in operation since 1903. This thrilling adventure will take passengers over the highest narrow gauge bridge worldwide: Van Stadens Bridge, which stands at 77 metres. This is a marvelous way to explore Port Elizabeth and its surroundings. A variety of trips and options are available, from wedding plans to corporate functions and more. Special weekend trips involve wonderful accommodation and a thrilling train ride. So why not step back through time and enjoy a day aboard the Apple Express.

 



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SouthAfrica.com Team - 2010-12-06 08:48:44

I will be in Port Elizabeth on the 23rd March 2011 for the day on a cruise ship. Could you please tell me if the apple Express will be running that day and what is the fare?
Thank you for visiting SouthAfrica.com. As we do not represent the Apple Express, please contact them directly with your enquiry. There is a link to their website at the end of the article above. Best wishes - SouthAfrica.com Team

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Mrs Diane Renton-Rose - 2010-12-05 15:11:25

I will be in Port Elizabeth on the 23rd March 2011 for the day on a cruise ship. Could you please tell me if the apple Express will be running that day and what is the fare?

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