Steam Train Experience

All aboard our steam train to Waiuku

First Class Experience

Enjoy the romance and luxury of this premium experience

New Zealand Rail Trips & Tours

Join our day trips and guided rail tours - a unique way to travel

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours

Find Beauty, Discover Adventure, Immerse in Heritage... with our 3-day package tours

Day Out with Thomas

Experience New Zealand's only Day Out with Thomas - featuring The Fat Controller

Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

Celebrate christmas with lights, cheer, trains, and a visit from Santa! Sponsored by Counties Power

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Hire a Train

Hire one of our heritage trains for your group or event!

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway was founded in 1970 to preserve, rebuild, and operate the old Waiuku Branch Railway between Glenbrook and Waiuku.

Over the years, our passionate volunteers fundraised to acquire locomotives and carriages from around the country, as well as cutting back the gorse that had overgrown the railway line using machetes. The fully working railway that is the Glenbrook Vintage Railway you see today is a testament to the vision, dedication, and hard work of these founding members.

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 8th October 2021

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 8th October 2021

8 October 2021

Find Beauty, Discover Adventure, Immerse in Heritage...

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Steam Train Experience

Steam Train Experience

Selected Dates

Take a trip aboard our steam train through the beautiful countryside

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First Class Experience

First Class Experience

Selected Dates

Treat yourself to a First Class Experience featuring High Tea on the train!

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Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas

6-7 November 2021

Experience New Zealand's only Day Out with Thomas - featuring The Fat Controller

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 19th November 2021

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 19th November 2021

19 November 2021

Find Beauty, Discover Adventure, Immerse in Heritage...

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 11th February 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 11th February 2022

11 February 2022

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 1st April 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 1st April 2022

1 April 2022

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 13th May 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 13th May 2022

13 May 2022

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 10th June 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 10th June 2022

10 June 2022

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Help our volunteers restore and maintain our locomotives, carriages, and railway for the enjoyment of future generations. Donate online now!

The Railway Enthusiasts Society

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway is a project of the Railway Enthusiasts Society. Become a member of the RES to be able to view news and get early notification on some events.