David and John Currin are doing this exciting trip
Date(s) – 18/06/17
8:00 am – 8:30 pm

Feilding Railway Station

Our route will take us over the Mangaweka viaducts which are tallest viaducts in the North Island, with views seldom matched in New Zealand, you can see the picturesque Rangitikei River below you as it flows pass the high sand stone cliffs.
  Overlander on viaduct
Reaching National Park we then descend down one of the rail wonders of the world. “The Raurimu Spiral”. This magnificently engineered piece of railway track, steeped in history and the stories of how an engineer with courage and foresight and a brilliant ability overcame one of the most challenging railway engineering assignments of the last century.
Descending down the Raurimu Spiral we speed on to our final destination “Taumarunui On The Main Trunk Line”.
Raurimu - Photo taken by Jenny Scott
Raurimu – Photo taken by Jenny Scott
On board will be Christopher Cape, son of the man who sang the song.  Chris will sing his fathers song and other railway ballads to keep you entertained.

We arrive at Taumarunui for our lunch, which with large pieces of nostalgia,  it is intended to be very like the fare served in the Taumarunui tearooms when the express to Auckland pulled in many years ago.

Taumarunui Hot Lunch One
Pea, Pie, Potato and gravy
Taumarunui Hot Lunch Two

Beef Stew, Mashed potato and peas.

Tea and Coffee and large chunks of fruit cake will wash down your lunch.

You may then wish to visit the railway museum (on the platform) and wander down memory lane before its “All Aboard” again for our return journey to Friendly Feilding.

The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail Diesel Locomotive.
When Sunday 18th June 2017
Departs Feilding 8.00 am
Depart Marton 8.35 am
Arrive Taumaruniui: 12.50 pm
Departs Taumaruniui 2.40 pm
Arrives Marton 7.55 pm
Arrives Feilding 8.30 pm

For additional information Phone  06 3235444  or Email Rod@steamrail.org.nz

You must read and understand the terms and conditions, click here to view the terms and conditions.

If this trip does not work for you then join our friends email list, please add your email to our list,  by clicking here.  We will send you an email each time a new trip is ready to be booked.

Once you book you will get an automatic reply.  If you do not get a reply within an hour check your SPAM folder and then rebook.

Tickets will be Emailed the Friday before the trip.  Make sure your email address is correctly entered.

If you are unable to book online, drop into the Palmerston North, Wanganui or Hawera Isite’s or The Feilding Info Centre and they can book you there, an additional booking fee applies.


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