A big thank you to The Lion Foundation for the grant towards new steel plate for new water tanks for our steam locomotive L509.

De508 and 505

2014 marks 60 years since the passage of the last royal train carrying Queen Elizabeth II in January 1954.

531 & 509

On Sunday the 28th of April two former Public Works Department locomotives #531 and 509 will be hauling seperate trains giving the chance to ride behind both locomotives.


C847 and Barclay 531

To help celebrate national Children's Day on the 3rd of March we are offering FREE entry for all children under 15 when accompanied by a fare paying adult from 10am till 4pm.

Trillian Trust

Thanks to the Trillian Trust who have given us funding to purchase a new set of batteries for our diesel electric locomotive De505. Expect to see this loco on one of our popular Diesel Days in the new year.

Join us for the return to service of the most recently restored steam locomotive and wagon in our fleet.


Steam Train and vintage railcar rides this Queens Birthday Weekend.


This Waitangi Weekend we will be running our normal first Sunday of the month Big Steam Sunday on the 5th and after the successful Wellington Anniversary day run, we have decided to run Fowler #5 on Monday the 6th. Two days of steam with 2 different locomotive. Bring a picnic and spend a day with the family riding behind our locomotives.

Barclay 1749

L509. Our current regular engine, was taken out of service for a few weeks while the grate was replaced. The long 4' firebars had reached the end of their life a long time ago and it was decided to convert to 2' bars as used in our other locos. This required new carriers and a new dead bar pattern which along with the 40 regular bars were cast at Milson Foundry in Palmerston North. This has slowed the rate of ash dropping into the ash pan quite considerably.


Join us on New Years Day Sunday the 1st of January for the first of our monthly Big Steam Sunday promotions for 2012. So keep the 1st free to come out and ride behind our 1930 built locomotive between 11am and 4pm.