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Banana Express Steam Train

Unfortunately the Banana Express Steam Train which used to run between Port Shepstone station and Izotcha has been closed down, and sadly holiday makers can no longer enjoy this steam train ride.

Banana Express Steam TrainThe Banana Express was finally closed down by Spoornet on Thursday 20 April 2006 on the grounds that “a lease does not exist”. Holiday makers and other patons have been enjoying rides on the Banana Express since the mid 1980's, and it is sad to see this popular tourist attraction go!

The Banana Express was pulled along by a SAR class NG15, a narrow gauge steam powered locomotive.

The reasons for its closure are complex, and it seems that the Banana Express will never again run on the KZN South Coast.

Historic YouTube Video:

YouTube video of the Banana Express Steam Train back in its hayday, video recorded in 1990: http://youtu.be/RBIrbc_zrsc