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Experience the magnificence of train travel while soaking in all the beautiful sights along the way.

Welcome Aboard the 2019 Royal Show Train

The second such operation we have undertaken in about 26 years!  Thank you for your support.  We trust that it will turn out to be a tremendous success and many more such trains in the future.

After boarding the train at Kloof Station we depart at 08:00 for Victoria Station, Pietermaritzburg, where the platform gates permit your direct entrance to The Royal Show.

Please be advised that as we are venturing beyond our normal Kloof – Inchanga operation, we will be reliant on Transnet Freight Rail for motive power and for the control of the train on the Natal Main Line between Cato Ridge and Pietermaritzburg.  Whilst we will endeavour to work with Transnet to keep to the advertised schedule, there is an increased possibility of delays and we appeal for your patience and understanding should the train be held up for reasons beyond our control.

Umgeni Steam Train - Royal Show

What Can I Expect?

– Included Royal Show tickets
– Hot and cold beverages (Available in Cinema Car no. 500 at the centre of the train)
– Light refreshments
– Souvenirs

What Do I Need to Know?

Your Royal Show tickets are included in the pack handed out at Kloof station.  Please ensure that you keep these safely with you as they will need to be presented for entry into the show grounds.  Also, keep your train tickets to hand, as they will be your passport to leave the Show through private Gate no. 10.

Departure from the Royal Show platform at Victoria is scheduled for 14:30 sharp. Please make your way to exit Gate no. 10 not later than 14:15 as we need to depart on time. Three long blasts from the Diesel Loco’s horn will be sounded at 14:20. Should you not have taken up your seats by 14:30, we will assume that you have made alternative arrangements to get back to Kloof.

Although not confirmed, there could possibly be a motive power surprise awaiting passengers on the return trip. Hold thumbs!!
The approximate schedule for the day is as follows:-

Kloof Depart 08:00
Inchanga 09:00
Cato Ridge 09:30
Pietermaritzburg 10:20
Victoria Arrive 10:30

Victoria Depart 14:30
Pietermaritzburg 14:40
Cato Ridge 15:30
Inchanga 16:00
Kloof Arrive 17:00

You can get your tickets online at
http://umgenisteamrailway.com/BookingICC and select 25th May 2019 – Royal Show 2019 train.How Do I Book?


Adult: R370
Child 2-12 Years: R250
Pensioner 65+: R250
Children Under 2yrs old are lap passengers and therefore are not booked on the train.

Remember that tickets are selling fast, so get yours now!


More details and T/c’s can be found at: www.umgenisteamrailway.com

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