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Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society 50th Celebration

Where: Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, 59 Main Rd, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury

Restrictions: All Ages

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Come join us in the 50th Celebrations of our Multi-Award Winning Railway, on the 27th of September. Day running and the very popular night running.

Day running 10:30 am-4:00 pm, Ab699 & D16 will be in steam as well as Rm4 railcar operating (A choice of 3 ways to go up and down the line Ab699 D16 and Rm4(railcar). All-day tickets Adults $12 Kids $6 and under 3 free. Attractions for the day bouncy castle, vintage movie theatre, model railway, and much much more. Furthermore, the newly restored 1st class 1/2 birdcage carriage will have just entered service.

Night running 7:00-9:00 pm, Ab699 will be in steam and Rm4 railcar operating. Everyone 1 ride only, $5 or notable donation under 3 free, Museum at Keanes Crossing will not be open in The evening Train leaves Point 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 & 9:00.
History:

When the Fairlie Branch line closed in 1968, a group of people with a passion to preserve history for future generations set up the Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society. All they had was a vision, a steam locomotive, and a vandalized railway station.

In 1970 a steam locomotive, Ab 699, was placed as a static exhibit on the only piece of track not lifted, about 50 meters, in front of the old Pleasant Point Railway Station. A museum was set up in the railway station.

We now have:
- Ab 699 Locomotive, fully operational
- The Model T Ford Railcar that runs daily during the summer
- Two kilometers of relaid track
- NZ’s only restored half birdcage carriage.
- D16, former freezing works shunting loco, restored to working condition.
- A huge shed at Keanes Crossing, built to house a workshop, rolling stock and displays

More attractions at Keanes Crossing:
- Vintage movie theatre showing old-time films
- Printing machinery on display
- Operating model railway and much more for you to enjoy

History:
When the Fairlie Branch line closed in 1968, a group of people with a passion to preserve history for future generations set up the Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society. All they had was a vision, a steam locomotive, and a vandalized railway station.

In 1970 a steam locomotive, Ab 699, was placed as a static exhibit on the only piece of track not lifted, about 50 meters, in front of the old Pleasant Point Railway Station. A museum was set up in the railway station.

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