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With the gradual decline of passenger rail transport, leisure travel by train – particularly that of a steam train – is a joyful event, loved by families and a romantic trip for young lovers. And while the Apple Express steam train that operates between Port Elizabeth and a small station inland is currently not running, its return is eagerly awaited. Those that have in the past boarded the Apple Express enthuse over the journey.
It’s been over 5 years since the Apple Express ran from Port Elizabeth to a station in the Longkloof Mountains, however, a volunteer group of steam enthusiasts calling themselves the Apple Express Volunteers (AEV) continue to maintain the vehicle in preparation for its return. The original route is spectacularly scenic and crosses 2 main bridges, one of which is the highest narrow gauge bridge in the world. The narrow gauge train has a wheel span of 610mm while the international average is... Show more