Steam Train Experience

All aboard our historic 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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The Grand North Island Rail Tour
The Grand North Island Rail Tour
12 October 2020

Travel the length of the North Island Main Trunk Railway while enjoing relaxing rail travel, unique scenery and great company on this guided tour

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The King Country Express
The King Country Express
14 October 2020

Relax and enjoy a leisurely day out in convivial company travelling on your very own exclusive heritage train to the heart of the King Country

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The Spiral Express
The Spiral Express
16 October 2020

All aboard for a rare opportunity to traverse the world famous Raurimu Spiral on the Main Trunk Line

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Steam Train Experience
Steam Train Experience
Selected Dates

Take a trip behind our original 1910-built steam engine through the beautiful countryside

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First Class Experience
First Class Experience
Selected Dates

Treat yourself to a First Class Steam Train Experience

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Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains at Night
Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains at Night
11-13 and 17-22 December 2020

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

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Day Out With Thomas
Day Out With Thomas
13-14 March 2021

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

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Support us with a donation

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.