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Inchanga

Inchanga Station at dusk

Inchanga Station - 1900

Old viaduct - circa 1890 Old viaduct with train crossing - circa 1890
The original Inchanga viaduct opened in March 1880, and routed through Wallacetown. The Inchanga deviation and station opened 24/4/1892.
 
The Inchanga viaduct was dismantled in 1897. Most of the 6 spans were used elsewhere to provide small bridging facilities across gorges for new lines.
 
Since those early days the Inchanga Conservancy has taken over the running of the site and provides the craft market and food stalls for every running day of the train. Come relax and have fun.  Outside visitors are welcome to join in the fun and the day out in the country-side.
 
There is an operating HO gauge model railway, situated in the grey building at the craft stalls end of the platform.

Directions for outside visitors:

The morning train arrives at Inchanga at 09h30 and departs at 10h30 and the afternoon train arrives at 13h30 and departs at 15h00. For those of you travelling the route Inchanga-Kloof-Inchanga please be at Inchanga Station to collect your tickets from Robbie by at least 10h00.

From the South:

Follow the N3 north toward Pietermaritzburg, take the Hammarsdale / Inchanga turn off (just after the Peacevale / Cliffdale turn off), turn right over the freeway and left onto the old main road.  About 2Kms further up the road turn right, signposted Inchanga Station, just before the Hotel turn right again into the car park.

From the North:

Take the Hammarsdale / Inchanga turn off, turn left and keep left along the old main road, effectively going back the way you came, in about 2Kms further up the road turn right, signposted Inchanga Station, turn right toward the Hotel and right again into the car park.


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Arrival of the 08h45 from Kloof at Inchanga Station - July 2003
"Wesley" Class 19D - before the christening
Southern view of Inchanga Station
The picnic area - very popular !
"Wesley" Class 19D - after christening
Some of the Craft Market stalls
"Wesley" Class 19D - getting ready to leave for Kloof Station - 1st October 2006
Photo gallery in the station building
Collection of rail bolts (coach screws)