August 19th and 20th. Steamfest in Otorohanga.
Mainline Steam, The Glenbrook Vintage Railway, KiwiRail, Tracksafe and the Otorohanga Council are joining forces to bring you Steamfest. Ja1275 and the GVR heritage carriages will be in town giving train rides.
See this website for all the exciting details and timetables.
Mainline Steam Lunch Excursion to
Saturday 7th October 2017
Join Mainline Steam on this rail adventure to the central plateau for a massive day of steam on the mainline. Steam locomotive JB1236 will be in charge from Palmerston North to National Park and return, the Plimmerton to Palmerston North sections will be diesel hauled.
Ride in our immaculately restored fleet of AO carriages with large viewing windows, air conditioning, heating and modern comfortable seating.
Relax in comfort as we travel up the Kapiti Coast into the Manawatu region over spectacular bridges as we head north through Taihape and up onto the central plateau. Enjoy the vista as we approach the mountains and ski resort of Ohakune. A bus will transfer you to the magnificent Chateau Tongariro for lunch. After lunch the bus will return you to the train for our return journey through the late afternoon and into the evening.
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, Fielding and Taihape.
Fares: Train Only
Depart Plimmerton 5.30am or Paraparaumu 6.00am
Adult - $195
Child - $110
Depart Otaki 6.30 am or Levin 7.10am
Adult - $185
Child - $100
Depart Palmerston North 8.00am or Fielding 8.25am
Adult - $175
Child - $90
Depart Taihape 10.45am
Adult - $120
Child - $50
Add the Chateau Tongariro Buffet Lunch: $39.95 per adult and $20.50 per child.
Please be at your chosen departure station at least 15 minutes before the timetabled departure time.
Plimmerton: Depart 5:30am Arrive 10:30pm
Paraparaumu: Depart 6:00am Arrive 10:00pm
Otaki: Depart 6:30am Arrive 09:15pm
Levin: Depart 7:10am Arrive 08:30pm
Palmerston North: Depart 8:00am Arrive 07:30pm
Feilding: Depart 8:25am Arrive 07:00pm
Taihape: Depart 10:45am Arrive 05:30pm