Mid Winter Christmas Dinner Express to Masterton – 2017

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Date: 23/07/17
Time: 7:50 am - 8:45 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station




Mid Winter Christmas Dinner

Departing Feilding our 1930s  carriages hauled by a Kiwi Rail Diesel locomotive we travel to Palmerston North to pick up more passengers then we meander  through the Manawatu Gorge with all its spectacular scenery to Woodville.

Departing Woodville we make a right hand turn that takes us to Pahiatua and past the new Fonterra Dairy factory then on to the Pahiatua railway Station, on wards to Eketahuna and into the northern Wairarapa running through Mauriceville and entering the beginning of the Waiarapa Wine Country.


Copthorne Hotel Arriving at the Masterton Railway Station you will then be bused to the fabulous Copthorne Hotel where the dining room awaits, festooned with Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and Christmas music. You will be almost be looking for Santa himself.

From the time of your arrival at the Copthorne Hotel you will be able to take advantage of the comprehensive bar or indulge in wine tastings available at the stands of several winemakers.  These local winemakers from are going to show what wine making is all about.


Buffet Lunch opens at 1pm

Fresh Soup with bread rolls

Main Course
From the carvery
Roast Pork, crackling and apple sauce.
Whole roasted turkey with sage and onion stuffing and cranberry sauce

Hot Vegetables
Oven roasted potato with thyme and garlic,  roasted pumpkin and kumara, steamed garden carrots and french beans, steam cauliflower and broccoli served with a terrine of mornay sauce.

Potato salad with red onion, dijon mustard and crème fraiche, mixed lettuce salad, mediterranean salad with penne pasta, tomato, olives, artichoke and feta with herb dressing.

Kiwifruit Pavlova and cream, fresh fruit salad, steamed Christmas puddling with brandy custard, sherry trifle and chocolate mud cake with berry compote

Water on table, house bar open, and tea and coffee available.

At the 3.30 pm you will board your bus for return to the Masterton Railway Station where the train will be waiting to return you to Palmerston North and Feilding. This will be a licenced train and you will be able to purchase drinks on the way home.


This train is hauled by a Kiwi Rail Diesel locomotive.

Photography by Michelle Thompson



When: Sunday 23rd July 2017
Departs Feilding: 7.50 am
Feilding passengers be aware of 1 hour wait in Palmerston North  for loco turning.
Departs Palmerston North:  9.10  am
Arrives Masterton: 12.30 am
Departs Masterton: 4.00 pm
Arrives Palmerston North: 7.25 pm
Feilding passengers be aware of 1 hour wait in Palmerston North for loco turning.
 Arrives Feilding: 8.45pm
 Locomotive:  Kiwi Rail Diesel locomotive
Phone Enquiries: 06 3235444
Email Enquiries: rod@steamrail.org.nz

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Link to the 2018 Mid Winter Christmas Event




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