Welcome to the Mainline Steam 2015 Calendar page. We post details of our excursions once all the details are confirmed. This page is updated on a regular basis so please check back often to see what is happening.
  Thank you for your support over 2014. Watch for more excursions this year.
 Charters and Events:
Mainline Steam welcomes inquiries for charters and events. A steam train is a great attraction and can generate a lot of interest for a client or staff day out. Have you considered booking a carriage (50 seats) on one of our regular excursions? This can be an exciting and affordable day out and makes a great promotional tool offering your clients a memorable experience. Contact us for more details. 

Film Location: Parnell depot makes a great location for commercial film makers and a number of advertisements and scenes from TV shows and movies have been filmed there. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the possibilities further.

Mainline Steam Gift Vouchers.

The ideal gift for that train mad person in your life.
Vouchers are available in 50, 100 or 150 dollar denominations and can be used towards the purchase of a ticket on any of Mainline Steams public excursions.

Perfect for birthdays or just to say thanks to that someone special.

You can order yours by phoning 0800 462 978 or posting the order form to:

Mainline Steam, c/o 2 McEntee Road, Waitakere, Auckland, 0614. Fax: 09 820 9131

Steam Train Rides during Wanganui Vintage Weekend
17th and 18th January 2015

Mainline Steam Trust in conjunction with The Feilding and Districts Steam Rail Society will be running a series of local steam train trips around Whanganui for the 2015 Whanganui Vintage Weekend during Wellington’s Anniversary Weekend on the 17th and 18th January.

The locomotive hauling the train will be an Ab class engine number 663 based in Plimmerton along with four carriages that were formerly used on the overnight expresses between Wellington and Auckland plus the only remaining carriage used on the first through train between Wellington and Auckland in 1908.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased from the Whanganui iSite at 31 Taupo Quay or for information call (06) 349-0508.


Whanganui to Castlecliff. return and Whanganui to Eastown and return: Adults $25.  Children $15.
Whanganui to Kai-iwi return. Adults $45. Children $25,

Children under 5 years old not occupying a seat travel free.


Saturday 17th January

Whanganui to Castlecliff.  Depart 1:30pm Arrive back: 2:15pm.
Whanganui to Kai-iwi. Depart 2:30pm. Arrive Back 5pm.

Sunday 18th January.

Whanganui to Eastown.  Depart 9am. Arrive Back 9:45am
Whanganui to Kai-iwi.   Depart 10:30am Arrive Back 1:40pm
Whanganui to Castlecliff. Depart 3pm. Arrive Back 3:45pm