Steam Locomotives

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

C847 and Barclay 531

We are holding a special day for Grandparents and are offering half price entry for all Gold Card holders from 11am till 4pm.



Steam Train and vintage railcar rides this Queens Birthday Weekend.


This coming Easter weekend we will be running Fowler #5 on Sunday the 8th and L509 on Monday the 9th.


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.

De508 will be in action on the 29th

 January will see all of our operational vehicles in action. C847 first up on New Years Day, then L509 on the 8th, Fowler #5 on the 15th, L509 again on the 22nd, R.M.30 will trial a Wellington Anniversary day special on the 23rd and De508 will run our first Diesel Day of the year on the 29th. So no matter what your preference is for motive power there will be something for you from 11am - 4pm. Keep an eye out for information our our Children's Day Special on the 4th of March.


Sunday the 11th of December will see L509 running on its last public outing of the year (running again on the second Sunday of 2012). The will be the last chance for all our supporters to visit us as we will be closed on the remaining Sundays of the month (18th and 25th).

We now have in stock the new book from the NZRLS The NZR Steam Locomotive by Sean Millar. 365 pages covering every class of NZR steam loco. Purchase your copy for $75 from SSR and contribute towards the cost of keeping the steam locomotives in our collection in operation