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

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

Visit Us

Plan your visit, including fares, timetables, and how to get here

Hire a Train

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

Our History

Learn about our railway and its history

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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First Class Experience
First Class Experience
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Treat yourself to a First Class Experience

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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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Mother's Day Eve Express
Mother's Day Eve Express
8 May 2021

Treat mum to a sumptuous luncheon at Vilagrad Winery, a shopping spree at the Base, or just a family day out aboard this special heritage train journey.

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The Waharoa Wanderer
The Waharoa Wanderer
8 May 2021

Pack some snacks, grab the family or friends and jump onboard this little train adventure to Waharoa and return on our unique heritage train.

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 11th June 2021
Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 11th June 2021
11 June 2021

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

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 9th July 2021
Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 9th July 2021
9 July 2021

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

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 13th August 2021
Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 13th August 2021
13 August 2021

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

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 10th September 2021
Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 10th September 2021
10 September 2021

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

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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.