Queens Birthday Weekend Steam Train Rides

Fowler #5

Your chance to get up close to a real live steam locomotive this coming Queens Birthday Weekend Sunday and Monday.

L509 our steam locomtive that was built in 1877 will be pulling a train of the once common red wooden carriages and matching guards van on Sunday the1st and Fowler #5 will be running the same train on Monday the 2nd . Gates open at 11am and trains depart from the station in Reynolds Bach Drive (the road up to the tip) every 20 minutes approx. and travel over 1.5km of restored track that was once part of the main line from Wellington to Upper Hutt. Each trip takes around 15 minutes return. Parking is avaliable opposite the entrance to Silverstream Retreat. Entry tickets are valid all day so you can enjoy as many trips as you want through until the last train that leaves around 3:45pm. Bring a picnic or purchase an Tip Top ice cream from our shop located in the station building.

A great day our for all the family at Wellington's only genuine heritage railway.