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Waipukurau 150th Celebrations

Saturday 21 October



How does a day trip sound, on the Saturday of a long weekend, to a country town to help them celebrate their 150th anniversary.

Planned are stalls, parades (including vintage street parade) and other festivities with 6 hours in Waipukurau at your own leisure.

While in Waipukurau our Standard Railcar RM31 will run a series of shuttles for locals and visitors to Otane and Takapau. Tickets can be purchased from the Waipukurau I-Site

Saturday 21 October 17 7.40am Palmerston North (Depart)
  8.20am Woodville
  8.50am Dannevirke
  9.15am Ormondville
    Waipukurau (arrive)
    Waipukurau (depart)
  4.40pm Ormondville
  5.05pm Danniverke
  5.35pm Woodville
  6.20pm Palmerston North (arrive)


Book here via Bookit



19 - 22 January 2018 - Festival of Lights


RM31 will take us to experience the joy and wonder of the New Plymouth Festival of Lights.

Book here via Bookit

14 - 15 February 2018 - Art Deco Napier


Standard Railcar RM31 returns once again to the Hawkes Bay, to join in on the festivities of "Art Deco Napier"

More details to follow, keep watching this space





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Railway Videos

The Station

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When New Zealand was colonised by English settlers in the 1840ís, railways were already well established in many parts of the world. The first railway in Wellington ran from Pipitea Point in 1874 and was planned by the central government to be part of a main trunk railway stretching from Wellington to Auckland.

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A Living Dream

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Follow the trials and tribulations as John Murphy and others seek to realise the goal of getting Standard Railcar RM31 back on New Zealand's railway network. Added are archive film clips of previously unseen footage of other railcars traveling around various locations throughout New Zealand along with many interviews. It also details the aims and progress of two other major railcar restoration projects currently underway by members of the Pahiatua Railcar Society.

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