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The New Plymouth Express 2021

The New Plymouth Express 2021

Date: 13/11/21
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 Whanganui 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.

There is no railway platforms at Eastown or New Plymouth and access will be by temporary steps or hoist onto the railway lines.

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.
No Eftpos available
Items may change, depending on availability. If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask your Car Steward.


Sandwiches $4.00
Sandwich and Soup $5.00
Soup and Crackers $3.00
Bacon & Egg Slice $3.00
Muffins $2.00
Slices $3.00
Shortbread $1.00
Chippies $2.00
Cookies $3.00
Chocolate Bars $2.00
Cheese/Crackers $3.00
DRINKS Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate $2.00
Flat White (Sachet) $3.00
Cappuccino (Sachet) $3.00
Mocha $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
Woodstock $7.00
Vodka Cruiser $7.00
Mudshake $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.



When Saturday 13th November 2021
Departs Feilding 8.00am
Departs Marton 8.35am

Station Road East

 Departs Eastown 9.50am There is no railway platform and access will be by temporary steps or hoist onto the railway lines.

East Town Freight Yard, 46 Eastown Rd, Whanganui.

Arrives New Plymouth 2.00pm
Departs New Plymouth  4.00pm
Arrives Eastown 7.50pm
 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 Woodville, Masterton, Whanganui, 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.

The trip will be hauled by a KiwiRail diesel locomotive,  using blue air conditioned carriages.

There is no railway platforms at Eastown or New Plymouth and access will be by temporary steps or hoist onto the railway lines.


Note:- Date Change from 17th October to 13th November due to Covid Restrictions.


Bookings are closed for this event.