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The Port Elizabeth Apple Express has since inception in 1903 contributed much to the national heritage, family memories and milestones of South Africa’s citizens. Not only is the Apple Express one of only two narrow gauge steam trains still operational in Southern Africa, but it also runs across the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world – the Van Stadens Bridge, approximately 77 metres (250 ft) – and currently boasts one of the longest working narrow gauge tracks. The Van Stadens Bridge was built in 1904 and to this day remains operational for train excursion purposes.

Come and enjoy a fun-filled family day whilst embraced by picturesque scenery enjoying your picnic. Experience the culture of the local inhabitants who trademark the region, and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness en route to your destination.

For steam enthusiasts the Port Elizabeth Apple Express is a must to behold and enjoy, as the steam engines provide each train occupant with breathtaking views, sounds and experiences of the steam display.

Recent and planned refurbishments endeavour to restore the Port Elizabeth Apple Express to its original state. The Humewood station and other significant sites along the narrow gauge are also programmed to undergo restoration.

The Port Elizabeth Apple Express will once again provide loving memories to Nelson Mandela Bay and the Eastern Cape inhabitants as well as impart an unforgettable experience to visitors from the four corners of the globe.


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