Around the Block 7 – To Wellington 2021
|Time:||8:20 am - 7:35 pm|
|Location:||Feilding Railway Station|
Join us on Sunday 4th December 2021 on a diesel-hauled excursion ‘around the block’, from Feilding via the Wairarapa to Wellington, returning to Feilding via the Main Trunk.
Our journey starts at Feilding and our first stop is at Palmerston North before travelling through the magnificent Manawatu Gorge.
At Woodville we turn on the balloon loop and head out onto the open plains of northern Wairarapa. Passing the Fonterra dairy milk plant at Pahiatua we proceed to Eketahuna for a short stop.
Watch as the windmill turbines turn lazily in the sun as our carriages head towards Masterton. We pass Carterton and Greytown, then we enter the famous Rimutaka Tunnel. Emerging at Maymorn we proceed through Upper Hutt and the Hutt Valley and on to Wellington for an hour and a half.
Then it’s “All Aboard” as our train speeds past the western suburbs of Porirua and on to Paraparaumu. After a short stop at Otaki we gallop through the Horowhenua and back to Palmerston North and finally Feilding.
Our train will be licensed, allowing you a glass or wine or beer on the return journey. No BYO. We will also have a small range of food for sale on the train.
ON BOARD MENU
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.
No Eftpos available
Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask your Car Steward.
Sandwich and Soup $5.00
Soup and Crackers $3.00
Bacon & Egg Slice $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
DRINKS 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
The time of this service will be announced (11am)
Alcohol MUST NOT be taken off the train. Cash Only
Items may change, depending on availability.
Apple Cider 4% $5.00
DB Export Citrus Low Alcohol (2%) $5.00
DB Export Gold (4%) $5.00
Tui (4%) $5.00
Steinlager Pure Light (2.5%) $5.00
Heineken (5%) $7.00
RTD Gin & Tonic $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
White Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, $7.00
Red Merlot, $7.00
Sparkling Lindauer, Rosé $7.00
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 4th December 2021|
|Depart Feilding||8.20 am|
|Depart Palmerston North||9.25 am|
|Woodville||10.40 am – Turn on the balloon loop|
|Arrive Wellington||2.55 pm|
|Depart Wellington:||4.30 pm|
|Arrive Palmerston North||6.55 pm|
|Arrive Feilding||7.30 pm|
For additional information Phone 06 3235444 or Email Rod@steamrail.org.nz
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