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 KiwiRail have withdrawn from service all the carriages we used for our excursions.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 Tui Express – Sunday 30 July 2017
Steam hauled excursion behind our recently restored JB1236 locomotive running her first heritage excursion in the North Island for over 15 years. 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 and through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge to Pahiatua. A visit to the Tui brewery for their famous Kiwiana BBQ lunch is our destination, brewery tour included while enjoying live music. After lunch we will head back to Plimmerton.

Passenger pickups and drop offs at Paraparaumu, Otaki, Levin and Palmerston North.
Our buffet car will have food and drinks available.

Depart Plimmerton 07:45am or Paraparaumu 08:20am
Adult $125
Child $85
Depart Otaki 09:00am or Levin 09:40am
Adult $80
Child $65
Depart Palmerston North 10:40am
Adult $55
Child $40
Tui Brewery Kiwiana BBQ lunch Rail, $25 per person. Complementary brewery tour.

Online Booking with Bookit available here.
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Send booking forms to: Mainline Steam.
Or phone 04 233 8131 business hours Monday to Saturday.