Join a scenic journey on a steam train, hauled by memorial locomotive Ab608 Passchendaele, from Wellington to Paekakariki. One way only.
Sunday 15 October 2017
Take a one-way trip on a vintage train – hop aboard at Wellington Railway Station and journey up the coast directly to Paekakariki Station. The locomotive is returning to its depot after a series of journeys commemorating the centenary of World War 1’s Battle of Passchendaele.
Presented by Te Papa, KiwiRail and Steam Incorporated.
All bookings and enquiries are being handled by Te Papa.
The Battle of Passchendaele
For the first time in our brief history as an army the New Zealanders failed in their objective with the most appalling slaughter I have ever seen.
Private Leonard Hart
This October, New Zealand commemorates the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, New Zealand’s bloodiest battle. In one morning, over 600 New Zealanders lost their lives on Belgian soil. Over the period of the battle, it is estimated over 2000 New Zealanders were killed.
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