Southern African Rail & Steam Tours
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Here you find the latest News and Updates about our Work and Tours.

Steaming News


30.07.2018, 12:06

New tours to be planned, old tours to be revised

Due to line usage changes by Transnet (bulk train implementation), some of the lines we where planning to operate the next tours, are not longer available for tour trains as there are no more "slots"...   mehr

15.05.2018, 14:12

Sandstone Garratt has arrived at our workshop

Sandstone News: NGG13 number 49 arrives at Germiston. The boiler section of number 49 has now arrived in Johannesburg at Reefsteamers where it was offloaded by the Reefsteamers crane. This was originally a...   mehr

14.05.2018, 15:10

Reefsteamers Engineering retubes Sandstone Garratt NGG 13 No.49

Reefsteamers have been contracted to do the re-tubing work of Sandstone Estates Garratt NGG 13 No.49. Actually the Garratt is loaded on a lowbed truck and will arrive tomorrow at our Steam Workshop in...   mehr


Southern African Rail & Steam Tours join Reefsteamers NPC

SAR Steam Tours and Reefsteamers merge in to Reefsteamers NPC. The SAR Steam Tours brand remains for the overseas marketed as this brand is well established. For a better access to the local market, all tours...   mehr


Sleeper Train Upgrade

SAR Steam Tours is starting this year with major upgrade program for our hotel train. New beds and carpets in Silver class to be installed, Bathrooms will be upgraded in Gold and Silver Class and the coaches...   mehr


Are you looking for a workshop for your mechanical work?

Our machine park and the experienced staff will be at your disposal soon   mehr


November 2017 Tour cancelled

Due to few bookings, we unlikely had to cancel this tour. As a Non-Profit Company we are not able to operate a Tour on a loss. For the already booked guests we have different solutions available. We have...   mehr


Lounge Car Upgrade

For the next Steam Tour we will have a new restored Lounge Car in operation. The new Lounge Car will be equipped more comfortable furnitures, new carpet, a new bar and new bar equipment. You will enjoy your...   mehr


Freestate Xplorer 2017

The traction for this tour is now finalized: During the tour the following steam engine classes would be used: 25NC / 15F / 12AR. After years a 25NC is used again on a steam tour and the 99year old 12AR (the...   mehr


New Tours uploaded

Under "Steam Tours" we have new tours published, the detailed tour descriptions are uploaded within the next days. Your SAR&ST Team   mehr


New Web Presentation

Welcome to our new Web Presentation With our new Home Page we have also created new and absolute interesting Steam Tours for 2017 - 2019. Those Tours will be uploaded within the next days   mehr


Reefsreestate Xplorer Video

One of our guests made this stunning video during the 2013 Tour in the Freestate: [] Best thanks to 0740Woodside for sharing! Copyright belongs to 0740Woodside    mehr