The New Plymouth Express 2018

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Date: 19/08/18
Time: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station

This is an excursion for the railway enthusiast.  A full day’s travel to one of New Zealand’s bigger cities – New Plymouth.

Moving through the Rangitikei we climb up the Westmere Bank just after leaving Wanganui and enter into the special part of New Zealand known these days as the NAKI.

We head on and pass Fonterra’s milk plant at Wheraroa, through Hawera and on to Stratford.  By now the mighty shape of Mt Taranaki is before you and on the right side of your carriage the distant slopes of Mt Ruapehu.  Both mountains glisten in the mid day sun with the snowfalls of winter still clearly visible.

We pass on the through small dairy towns of Eltham, Stratford and Inglewood and then swing left for our approach to New Plymouth.
The “Express” will enter New Plymouth and go right into the downtown area where there will be a two hour break.

You can go to the Downtown Shopping Complex or visit the famous Len Lye exhibition which is over the road from where we will stop.


Fully refreshed you will re-board the train at 4pm for your return journey to Feilding.  A true day’s outing for those who enjoy rail travel in our beautiful country.

No BYO.  This train will be licensed.   Sandwiches. muffins, hot and cold drinks will be available for purchase on the train.

When Sunday 19th August 2018
Departs Feilding 8.00am
Departs Marton 8.35am
 Departs Eastown 9.50am

East Town Freight Yard, 46 Eastown Rd, Whanganui.

Arrives New Plymouth 2.00pm
Departs New Plymouth  4.00pm
Arrives Eastown 7.15pm
 Arrives Marton 7.55pm
 Arrives Feilding  8.25pm
Enquiries 06 3235444 or rod@steamrail.org.nz
Locomotive Diesel

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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