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Raurimu Spiral Excursion with High Voltage Locomotive

When:

Sun 12 Apr 2015, 8:00am–6:00pm

Where: Feilding Railway Station, Aorangi St, Feilding, Feilding and District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Fare: $125.00
  • Child Fare: $75.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Feilding Steam Rail

Join us on a unique railway trip to the Raurimu Spiral. We plan to use our 1940's heritage carriages hauled by a ultra powerful Class 30 EF British built 25Kv 4000HP Electric Locomotive. This will give a extremely rare chance to ride the rails knowing that our clean water and blowing wind is all that is needed to power our train up the steep hills in the Central North Island.

Our route will take us over the Mangaweka viaducts which are tallest viaducts in the North Island, with views seldom matched in New Zealand, see the picturesque Rangitikei River as it flows pass high sand stone cliffs, listen to the heart of our electric locomotive as it pulls our carriages with uninterrupted speed up on to the volcanic plateau where you should be able to see the Mighty Ruapehu and arrive at National Park in the heart of the North Island.

From there we descend down the world famous Raurimu spiral, marvel at this railway engineering feat world renown.

At Raurimu our electric locomotive is brought to the back of the train to climb the Raurimu Spiral where our train will point to all four corners of the compass as it makes its way up and through the hillsides that make the Raurimu Spiral.

As a special treat we will stop our train and allow passengers to disembark and the train will back down the spiral, then it will climb past allowing a very race chance that is seldom seen or heard, giving you images or video to show off to friends. Once the train has gone past the train will come back and pick you up so you can take your seat and enjoy the view up the spiral.

On our return we will stop at Ohakune for an optional $32 Hot Buffet late Lunch at the Powder Horn Restaurant.

Our train will pickup and set down passengers at Feilding and Marton.

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