As part of our regular operating operating day this Sunday the 17th of April the award winning “ Improvisors “ including Ian Harcourt who appeared in the movie “What We Do The Shadows “ will be performing during the afternoon. The “Take a Steam Train Ride” set will see the “ Improvisors “ present stories and humour about railway action and heritage in the Wellington region. Gates open at 11am with tickets valid for as many rides as you want during the day.
The “Take a Steam Train Ride” set will see the “ Improvisors “ present stories and humour about railway action and heritage in the Wellington region. There will be a family session at 3pm as part of normal entry fee. There will also be an adult session from 4pm with time for steam train rides and a performance at 4.30pm. The adult entry fee for this session only will be $10. The event has been organised by Rimutaka Lions Club with support from Creative Communities Upper Hutt.
Steam Locomotive L509 built in 1877 will be hauling the train of two old style wooden carriages and the guards van with open viewing platform. Trains depart from the station in Reynolds Bach Drive (just off Eastern Hutt Road) Upper Hutt on demand for a 3km return journey over part of the old Wellington to Upper Hutt railway line bypassed in 1954.