Welcome to the Mainline Steam 2017 Calendar page. We post details of our excursions once all the details are confirmed. 2017 looks as though it will be a lean year for excursions. KiwiRail have withdrawn from service all the carriages we used for our excursions.
In the Auckland area our focus has to be on building a new depot to house our equipment which is currently spread over a number of locations making it impossible for us to continue any restoration or maintenance work. 

The Charles Parker & Lance Redman Memorial Excursion.
Steam hauled trains to Tangiwai from Palmerston North and Auckland.

Saturday 6th and 7th May 2017.
Over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of may we will be operating two steam hauled excursion to Tangiwai. One will be operating from Auckland starting at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. This will be a two day excursion departing on the 6th of May with an overnight stop in Ohakune and then attending the memorial celebration on the Sunday before returning to Glenbrook on the 7th. The other train will be a one day trip departing from Palmerston North on the 7th may and running Tangiwai / Ohakune for the unveiling and then returning to Palmerston North.

The Auckland train will be hauled by Ja1275 and the carriages will be from the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. Full details and booking form is available here.

The Palmerston North train will be hauled by Jb1236 and the carriages will be the Capital Connection cars. Full details and booking form is available here.

Phone bookings can be made on 0800 472 453 or 09 636 9361.

Don't miss your chance to ride one of these exciting excursions as seats are strictly limited so get your booking in now.