Welcome to the Mainline Steam 2017 Calendar page. We post details of our excursions once all the details are confirmed. We are pleased to announce that we now have our own fleet of carriages based in Wellington so we will be looking to develop excursions to put them to good use. There is a photo of one of the interiors here and the exterior here. All cars are heated and air conditioned and feature large panoramic windows to maximize the view.
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 difficult for us to continue any restoration or maintenance work. 

Mainline Steam Vintage Weekend Whanganui
20 January and 21 January 2018

Join Mainline Steam on this rail adventure to the Vintage Weekend in Whanganui to experience all the fun of this festival weekend.

Steam locomotive Jb1236 will take us from Plimmerton to Whanganui and return. Ride in our immaculately restored fleet of AO carriages with large viewing windows, air conditioning, heating and modern comfortable seating. Relax in comfort and enjoy the views as we travel up the Kapiti Coast into the Manawatu and Whanganui regions. Our buffet car will have food and drinks available. Please note that EFTPOS is not available on this train. All transactions are cash only.

Passenger pickup and drop offs at Paraparaumu, Otaki, Levin and Palmerston North.

We have secured a limited number of rooms at The Grand in Whanganui for accommodation on Saturday night or feel free to make your own arrangements.

To book a return trip to Whanganui from Plimmerton please go to this Eventfinda link. Plimmerton return

For more information follow this link or call 04 233 8131.

We expect to arrive in Whanganui around midday Saturday and once in Whanganui we will be using the train to run short trips to East Town and Kai-iwi on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Tickets for the Whanganui shuttle trips can be purchased separately by clicking on this Eventfinda link. Book here

 Departure on Sunday for our return trip home is planned for 3.30pm.

Fares to Whanganui and return: Train Only
Depart Plimmerton or Paraparaumu
Adult - $120
Child - $60
Depart Otaki or Levin
Adult - $100
Child - $50
Depart Palmerston North  
Adult - $75
Child - $35

Accommodation at The Grand Whanganui 1 x Double Room - $120

Train Times:
Please be at your chosen departure station at least 15 minutes before the timetabled departure time.

        Saturday 20/01/18                    Sunday 21/01/18
Plimmerton:       Depart 7:35am         Arrive 08:30pm
Paraparaumu: Depart 8:20am           Arrive 07:25pm
Otaki:           Depart 8:45am              Arrive 06:50pm
Levin:           Depart 9:10am              Arrive 06:30pm
Palmerston North: Depart 10:25am    Arrive 05:20pm

JB 1236 30/07/2017 Opiki, NZ