Mangaweka Express

Mangaweka Express Pre Easter steam hauled excursion to the Gumboot Capital of Taihape.

Saturday 24 March 2018

Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via Palmerston North up the NIMT to the Gumboot Capital of Taihape in the heart of Rangitikei.  Have a pre Easter escape by enjoying a full day of nostalgic rail travel and time to explore Taihape.

The train will be hauled by coal fired steam locomotive Ja1271 and we will be using our fleet of classic red heritage carriages.  Includes a buffet counter. 

Passenger stops will be Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Otaki, Levin, Palmerston North, Feilding and Marton.  Return fares may vary depending on departure station.

During the journey we plan to make two stops to enable you to photograph the train in action.  There will also be time for a leg stretch at Palmerston North in both directions and at Marton northbound, while the locomotive is serviced.  At Taihape there will be the option of watching the locomotive being turned on the turntable in preparation for the return journey.

Return train fares ex Kapiti Stations Adult $149, Child $99.
Departs Paekakariki 7.40am, arrives back 8.30pm.

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Book online here (external link)  or call us on 0800 783 264.


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Related information


Mangaweka Express - See photos of past runs of the Mangaweka Express.