28 Gladstone Street, Feilding New Zealand
06 323 5444

The New Plymouth Express 2020

The New Plymouth Express 2020

Date: 18/10/20
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 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 the special part of New Zealand known these days as the NAKI.

We head on and pass Fonterra’s milk plant at Whararoa, 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 midday sun with the snowfalls of winter still clearly visible.

We moved on the through the 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 4.00pm for your return journey to Feilding.  This will be a true day’s outing for those who enjoy rail travel in our beautiful country.



Food and drinks are available in the Buffet Car.
Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Water and Cookies are available at the opposite end of the train
to the Buffet Car during the early part of the trip. Check with your Car Steward.


Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance,
please ask your Car Steward.


Sandwiches $4.00
Bacon and Egg Slice $3.00
Muffins $2.00
Slices $2.00
Chippies $2.00
Cookies $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
Cheese/Crackers $3.00


Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate $2.00
Flat White (Sachet) $3.00
Cappuccino (Sachet) $3.00
Nippy’s Iced Chocolate $3.00
Nippy”s Iced Coffee $3.00
Coke, Coke No Sugar, Sprite, Sprite No Sugar $2.00
Bottled Water $2.00
Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale $2.00

DB Citrus Export Low alcohol 2% $5.00
Export Gold 4% $5.00
Tui Pale Ale 4% $5.00
Speights Mild 2.5% $5.00
Heineken 5% $7.00
Gin and Tonic $7.00
Woodstock Bourbon and Cola $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
Vodka Mudshake $7.00
White wine – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris $7.00
Red wine – Merlot, Pinot Noir $7.00
Sparkling – Lindauer, Rose $7.00

All of the above items are subject to availability and change.
PLEASE NOTE: – Time of this service will be announced at 11am. Alcohol must NOT to be taken off the train.  No BYO.

SOUVENIRS: Please listen to the announcements as to when and where the souvenirs will be available for sale.

The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.


When Sunday 18th October 2020
Departs Feilding 8.00am
Departs Marton 8.35am

Station Road East

 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 8.30pm
 Arrives Feilding  9.00pm
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, 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.

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

If this trip does not work for you then join our friends email list, Please add your email to our list,  by clicking here.  We will send you an email each time a new trip is ready to be booked.

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

Once you book 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.

We have using the blue air conditioned carriages.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Adult Fare - Feilding or Marton
Departs Feilding or Marton railway station, 0-5 free on the knee of the adult.
Adult Fare - Wanganui
Departs Eastown railway yard. 0-5 free on the knee of the adult.
Child Fare - Feilding or Marton
Departs Feilding or Marton railway station. Up to 15 years.
Child Fare - Wanganui
Departs Eastown railway yard.