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The Mangaweka Express: SOLD OUT


Sat 1 Apr 2017, 9:00am–7:15pm

Where: Levin Railway Station, Oxford Street South, Levin, Horowhenua

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Child Return ex Levin: $79.00
  • Adult Return ex Levin: $129.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: enquiries13

Travel with Steam Incorporated north from Kapiti via Palmerston North up the NIMT to the Gumboot Capital of Taihape in the heart of Rangitikei. Have a pre-Easter escape by enjoying a full day of nostalgic rail travel and time to explore Taihape.

The journey includes crossing many impressive viaducts in the Mangaweka area including the South Rangitikei (300metre long & 80 metres high) and the Makohine viaducts.

The train will be hauled by one of our coal-fired steam locomotives. Either Ja1271 or Ab608. We will be using our classic heritage carriages.

During the journey, we plan to make two stops to enable you to photograph the train in action. There will also be time for a leg stretch at Palmerston North in both directions and at Marton northbound, while the locomotive is serviced. At Taihape, there will be the option of watching the locomotive being turned on the turntable in preparation for the return journey.

Most of our seats are double seats that can be “flipped” over to face the direction of travel. We have one carriage that is fitted with tables that seat 4 each. If you have a group of 4 (or multiples of) we will assign you to this carriage. Subject to availability.

At Taihape, the town centre is just a short walk from the railway station. There are several cafes plus a selection of fast food outlets. There is an information centre based in the town hall and the nearby local museum will be open.

If you want to stretch your legs there is a couple of short walks available. One is Mt Stewart reserve which has a viewing platform at the top giving lovely views. This walk takes approx. only 20 minutes to the top.

Early booking advised. You can book online via our website or facebook page, by mail using the attached form or phone - 0800 783 264.

Tickets or seating info (for online bookings) will be issued in mid-March.