Taumarunui On The Main Trunk line 2018

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Date: 04/03/18
Time: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station

Our route will take us over the Mangaweka viaducts which are among the tallest viaducts in the North Island, with views seldom matched in New Zealand, you can see the picturesque Rangitikei River below you as it flows pass the high sand stone cliffs.
  Overlander on viaduct
Reaching National Park we then descend down one of the rail wonders of the world. “The Raurimu Spiral”. This magnificently engineered piece of railway track, steeped in history and the stories of how an engineer with courage and foresight and a brilliant ability overcame one of the most challenging railway engineering assignments of the last century.
Descending down the Raurimu Spiral we speed on to our final destination “Taumarunui On The Main Trunk Line”.
Raurimu - Photo taken by Jenny Scott
Raurimu – Photo taken by Jenny Scott

We arrive at Taumarunui for our lunch, which with large pieces of nostalgia,  it is intended to be very like the fare served in the Taumarunui tearooms when the express to Auckland pulled in many years ago.

Taumarunui Hot Lunch One
Pea, Pie, Potato and gravy


Taumarunui Hot Lunch Two

Beef Stew, Mashed potato and peas.

Tea and Coffee and large chunks of fruit cake will wash down your lunch.

You may then wish to visit the railway museum (on the platform) and wander down memory lane before its “All Aboard” again for our return journey to Friendly Feilding.

The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail Diesel Locomotive.
When Sunday 4th March 2018
Departs Feilding 8.00 am
Depart Marton 8.35 am
Arrive Taumarunui 12.40 pm
Depart Taumarunui 2.40 pm
Arrives Marton 7.55 pm
Arrives Feilding 8.30 pm

For additional information Phone  06 3235444  or Email Rod@steamrail.org.nz

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