F163 Gorge Photo Rail Enthusiast excursion 2019

Date: 13/04/19
Time: 6:20 am - 7:20 pm
Location: Palmerston North Railway Station




Feilding & District Steam Rail Society presents 

F163 – Gorge Photo Rail Enthusiasts Excursion.

Are you a photographer, well then this is the trip for you? If want just go for the ride on a train then this is not the trip for you.  The day after on Sunday we have shuttles so keep a eye out for that.

These excursions only happen once in a blue moon!
 
This excursion has been planned by Railway Photographers for Railway Photographers. It includes rail side photo stops so you can get off the train. Our train will then go backwards and the blast past you so you can get the 1 in a million shot in a location you probably can not drive to.
 
Hauling our train is the oldest mainline operating steam engine in New Zealand F163. Our locomotive was built in Glasgow in 1880 so you will be riding behind something very special. Our little loco does not go too fast, but is a real treat to photograph.
 
Book now for this very unique excursion. Due to technical and health and safety regulations, this excursion is limited to those aged 18 and over, for this excursion only.
 
You will also need to agree to additional health and safety requirements on the day. Bring your camera and tripod. Record or live stream your day.

 

Photo stops locations are planned: (but could change on the day, if a photo stop been cancelled no refunds)

  • Ashhurst bridge
  • Tunnel 2
  • Between two bridges past the intermediate signal
  • Woodville
  • Ngawapurua bridge #
  • Mangainoka Station Crossing #
  • Pahiatua #
  • West Rd crossing #
  • Limeworks – Manawatu Gorge #

Places with # are silver pass locations.

Packed lunch contents – Sandwich, bacon and egg slice, muffin, fruit and a bottle of fruit juice. (if you have any allergies please state them in the comment field below, when purchasing the tickets)

No Alcohol or smoking of any kind is allowed on board.

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

Once you have booked you will receive an automatic reply.  If you do not receive a reply within an hour, check your SPAM folder and then rebook.

Please note: we will have on the Sunday Shuttles with the F as well, running from Ashhurst to woodville.

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

When: Saturday 13th April 2019
Location: Arrive Depart Notes
Palmerston North: 06:20
Ashhurst: 06:55 07:15 Coal and service loco
Woodville 10:10 10:30 Coal and service loco
Pahiatua 12:45 13:30 Run around cars
Woodville 15:00 15:45 in the balloon loop then run loco around the loop
Ashhurst 18:25 18:45  Coal and service loco
Palmerston North 19:20
Email Enquiries: operations@steamrail.nz

Safety Requirements

  • Covered shoes only
  • No jandals, open toes shoes, if you turn up with them on you will not be allowed to travel with us and your ticket will not be refunded.
  • You will be required to get  in & out of the carriages or van at a stop, Please note this will be on unstable ground with lots of hazards in the area. You must be in a fit state to come on this trip.
  • Go down the step backwards when disembarking from the carriages or van
  • Limited food will be available on the train, you can purchase a packed lunch for the day, have a look at the ticket options.
  • Hot and cold drinks will be for sale in the FM van.
  • You must follow the directions from the crew at all times, due to the areas we are getting off and Health and Safety.
  • 18+ years of age for this excursion due to Health and safety regulations.
  • Passengers need to be reasonably mobile and have the ability to climb a ladder without the assistance of a station platform and be

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

Once you have booked you will receive an automatic reply.  If you do not receive 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.

All Gold pass are sold out due to limited numbers of people we can have on photo stops in the gorge area.

 

Bookings

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