1991 - 14.12.2019

The Picnic Express

Climb on board the Picnic Express at the PRASA Rhodesfield Station and take a trip to the best picnic spot in Gauteng.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the steam scenery…. Just watch out for those naughty steam engines running around.

When your bellies are full you can enjoy a 30 minute informative walk around our depot and see the last remaining "15M" steam Locomotive workshop and watch those depot ‘grunts’ hard at work restoring an engine or two.

Want to see how a real steam engine works? Supervised cab visits are awaiting you. Speak to real steam engine drivers and firemen and find out how you can become one too.

While at the depot you can enjoy the offerings of our Food Truck on Rails and their yummy morning tea treats and beverages. Don’t forget to take a memento of the day home with you from our memorabilia table. 

Once you have had your fill of both food and steam you will be whisked back to Rhodesfield station. There you will ponder all your saw and plan for your next Picnic Express.

Picnic Express dates 2020:

15. February 2020

11. April 2020

20. June 2020

16. December 2020

Picnic Express Booking Form

Ticket Prices 2019:


R 280.00

Children aged 4-12

R 225.00

Children under age of 4


Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children over 4yrs)

R 990.00

Private Compartment: Seats 6 people - limited number of compartments available as per consist arrangement.

Pricing: R 2,000.00

Picnic Express Booking Form

Train schedule:

Boarding time at Rhodesfield PRASA Station


Departure from Rhodesfield


Estimated Arrival at Reefsteamers Steam Depot


Boarding time at Reefsteamers Steam Depot


Departure from Reefsteamers Steam Depot


Estimated Arrival at Rhodesfield


The times shown for the trips are our scheduled times, however, should there be any delays caused by Transnet / PRASA or the track infrastructure, Reefsteamers is not liable for the delays.

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Reefsteamers Terms and Conditions for any Booking

Parking is available at the Rhodesfield station: Gautrain Parking is R23.00 for 24Hours  

swipe  at the Parking entrance and exit to pay the parking fee