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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe - George South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
S 33° 57.803 E 022° 28.476
34H E 636240 N 6240924
Quick Description: The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe is one of the last steam hauled scheduled passenger trains operating in Southern Africa
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 1:45:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM38EQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member IDIFers
Views: 36

Long Description:
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe is one of the last steam hauled scheduled passenger trains operating in Southern Africa and is a real treat for kids of all ages as well as the steam train enthusiast.
The Choo-Tjoe offers its passengers a picturesque 42 mile (67 km) tour along the Garden route, parts of which are inaccessible by any other mode of transport. The train embarks from George at the Outeniqua Transport Museum where passengers can enjoy refreshments or wander through the art gallery, curio shop or model train room.
In Knysna the train stops at the Water Front which offers boat rides, restaurants, art and craft exhibitions and a wide variety of shops. Relax and enjoy a most memorable train ride in one of the few remaining passenger steam trains left in the world.
Engine Type: Steam

Gauge of Railway: Standard Gage

Approximate Adult Fare: 100.00 (listed in local currency)

Approximate Child Fare: 50.00 (listed in local currency)

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 60

Dates of Operation: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Frequency of departures: Daily from 10am

Key Attractions:
The railway crosses the Malgate River,The seaside resort of Glentana,view of the Indian Ocean,St Blaze lighthouse.


Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: yes

Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train. Possible photos include the entertainment on board the train, the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the many railway related items that can be found in locations like this.

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