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Rail Action Day


Mon 1 Jun 2009, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: Ferrymead Heritage Park, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Child (at school): $6.00
  • Pre-school: $0.00
  • Family (2 adults & up to 4 school-age children): $35.00
  • Adult concession: $12.00
  • Annual family pass: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ferrymeadpark

Trams and trains are Ferrymead Heritage Park’s big attraction and Monday 1 June is a special day for rail enthusiasts.

This means that in addition to the usual attractions, the Canterbury Railway Society will be running a variety of trains during the day. See the Park's website for details on the trains (steam, diesel and electric) running.

The Tramways Historical Society will be operating an electric tram and its 1881 Kitson steam tram, the only one of its kind in the world still running, and trolley buses.

Also check out the Two-Foot Gauge Railway and the Garden City Model Railroad.

Stroll our heritage village, which provides a snapshot of Christchurch life in the early 1900s. Be welcomed into an Edwardian home, play heritage games, visit the school house, church, general store, jail, bakery, stables and other heritage buildings.

Visit the museums: aeronautics, fire engines, wheels, model railway, rural history, post & telegraph, printing, photography & film, radios & phonographs. Talk with our experts and learn about restoration projects being worked on.

Be entertained in the heritage cinema and theatre, ride the 2ft gauge railway and trolley buses, try heritage-style baking from a wood-fired oven at King's Bakery, relax over a "cuppa" in the railway tearooms, and browse the timeless treasures and treats in our gift shop. Bring a picnic and sit in the rose garden, soaking up the atmosphere and scenery.

Admission includes all-day steam train and tram rides. Some additional activities run by volunteer societies cost a gold coin.

There’s lots of free parking or catch the #35 bus from town and get off at the Bridle Path Road end of the Park.

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