The Fathers Day Express to Taihape 2018

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Date: 02/09/18
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station

Are you looking for something special to give Dad for Father’s day? Why not spend the day together on the Father’s day express?Sit back and enjoy a trip with Feilding & Districts Steam Rail on The Express to Taihape, in air conditioned and modern comfortable carriages.

As we leave from the wide plains vistas of the Manawatu and then onto the rugged landscapes of the Rangitikei. We will travel over majestic viaducts and through the New Zealand clean green country side to the gunboot town that is Taihape township.

If wasn’t for gumboots where would you be!!

Dress up as Fred Dagg and you could be in to win, we also have spot prizes on broad.

A one and a half hour stop-over means there will be plenty of time to get photos, and take in some of the features that Taihape is famous for, like lunch at one of the many great cafés

Brown Sugar, Café Telephonique, Laura’s and Soul Food come to mind). Art, clothing and curios provide attractions also, and of course most of the regulars, like Subway, are to be found nearby.

When: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Departs Feilding: 10.00am
Departs Marton: 10.55am
Arrives Taihape: 12:25pm
Departs Taihape: 2.30pm
Departs Marton: 4.00pm
Arrives Feilding: 4.30pm
Locomotive: Diesel
Phone Enquiries: 06 3235444
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The Marton Railway Station is at the end of Station Road East, which comes off Wellington Street which is the main road in Marton. There is very limited but adequate parking at the station as KiwiRail have blocked vehicle access to the platform.   There is no security at the Marton Railway station, so please ensure there is nothing of interest to thieves in your car.  This link might help.

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If you are unable to book online, drop into the Palmerston North, Woodville, Masterton, Wanganui, Hawera, Stratford’s i-SITEs or Dannevirke, Feilding  Info Centres and they can book you there.  An additional booking fee applies.

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


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Adult Fare
Child four and under free on a knee of an adult.
Child Fare
4 years to 14 years.
Family Fare $250
2 adults and 2 children 4-15 years. Boarding at Feilding or Marton


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