28 Gladstone Street, Feilding New Zealand
06 323 5444

Taumarunui On The Main Trunk line 2023

Taumarunui On The Main Trunk line 2023

Date: 19/02/23
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Feilding Railway Station

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

You may then wish to visit the railway museum (on the platform) and wander down memory lane before it’s “All aboard!” for our return journey to friendly Feilding.

The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive.


When Sunday 19th February 2023
Depart Feilding 8.45 am
Depart Marton 9.15 am
Arrive Taumarunui 1.05 pm
Depart Taumarunui 2.45 pm
Arrive Marton 6.30 pm
Arrive Feilding 7.00 pm

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. This link might help find the Marton Railway Station.

There is no security at the railway stations so please ensure there is nothing of interest to thieves in your car.

For additional information phone  06 3235444  or email Rod@steamrail.org.nz

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

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.

If you are unable to book online, drop into the Woodville, Masterton, Whanganui, Hawera, Stratford  i-SITEs or
Dannevirke, Feilding  Info Centres or The Bus Centre 19 Ariki Street New Plymouth (9.30am – 3.30pm Mon – Fri)

They can book you there, but an additional booking fee applies.




Bookings are closed for this event.