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.
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
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