Port Elizabeth Apple Express

Apple Express from Port Elizabeth

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 now 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 rail systems.  The Van Stadens Bridge was built in 1904 and to this day remains operational for train excursion purposes.


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