Mid Winter Christmas Dinner Express to Masterton 2019

Date: 16/06/19
Time: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station




Mid Winter Christmas Dinner

Departing Feilding in our red 1930’s carriages, hauled by a KiwiRail 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.

Leaving Woodville we make a right hand turn that takes us to Pahiatua and past the new Fonterra Dairy factory and on to the
Pahiatua railway station. We travel on to Eketahuna and into northern Wairarapa, running through Mauriceville and entering the
Wairarapa wine country.


Copthorne Hotel

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

From the time of your arrival you will be able to take advantage of the comprehensive bar or indulge in wine tastings available at the stands of several winemakers who will show you what winemaking 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 potatos with thyme and garlic,  roasted pumpkin and kumara, steamed garden carrots and French beans, steamed 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 pudding with brandy custard, sherry trifle and chocolate mud cake with berry compote

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

At 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 licensed train and you will be able to purchase drinks on the way home.


This train is hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.

Photography by Michelle Thompson


Mini free Christmas Cake (Muffin Size)


On Train Refreshments

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate $2.00
Flat white (sachet) $2.50
Iced coffee, chocolate $3.00
Bottled water $2.00
Coke, coke zero, sprite, sprite zero $2.00
Ginger beer, Ginger ale $2.00
Juice $2.00

Sandwiches $3.50
Bacon and egg slice $2.50
Pies $3.00
Muffins Chocolate, Blueberry $1.50
Slices Apricot, Apple, Mixed Berry $2.50
Shortbread – Train shaped $2.00
Chippies Ready salted, Salt & vinegar, Chicken $2.00

Beer $5.00
DB Citrus Export (low alcohol)
Export Gold
Tui Pale Ale

RTD $7.00
Gin and Tonic
Woodstock Bourbon and Cola
Vodka Cruiser ice
Vodka Mudshake

Wine $7.00
White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris
Red: Merlot, Shiraz
Sparkling – Lindaur

When: Sunday 16th June 2019
Departs Feilding: 8.00 am
Departs Palmerston North: 9.00  am
Arrives Masterton: 12.20 pm
Departs Masterton: 4.10 pm
Arrives Palmerston North: 7.40 pm
 Arrives Feilding: 8.35 pm
 Locomotive: KiwiRail diesel locomotive
Phone enquiries: 06 3235444
Email enquiries: rod@steamrail.org.nz

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