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Day Out with Thomas

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Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

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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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East & West Railtour

East & West Railtour

7 July 2022

A 13 day rail tour calling at Napier in the east, New Plymouth in the west and all the highlights in between!

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The Spiral Express

The Spiral Express

8 July 2022

All aboard for a evening on the Main Trunk Line including traversing the world famous Raurimu Spiral.

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The Dannevirke Scenic Daylight

The Dannevirke Scenic Daylight

10 July 2022

Travel by train along the scenic line from Napier to Dannevirke and Return

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The Manawatu Gorge Explorer

The Manawatu Gorge Explorer

13 July 2022

Join us for a school holiday journey through the Mighty Manawatu Gorge - Palmerston North to Woodville and Return

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The Rangitikei Viaduct Voyager

The Rangitikei Viaduct Voyager

14 July 2022

Travel from Palmerston North/Feilding to Taihape on the Main Trunk Line via the Great Rangitikei Viaducts

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The Taranaki Mountaineer

The Taranaki Mountaineer

16 July 2022

Take a Scenic Saturday Adventure by train from New Plymouth to Hawera and Return

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 5th August 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 5th August 2022

5 August 2022

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

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Mountain Thunder

Mountain Thunder

6 August 2022

Ride behind Da1431, Da1410 & Dbr 1254 on this Rail Adventure to the Raurimu Spiral

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours STEAM SPECIAL - Departing Friday 23rd September 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours STEAM SPECIAL - Departing Friday 23rd September 2022

23 September 2022

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

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Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 4th November 2022

Discover Ruapehu Rail Tours - Departing Friday 4th November 2022

4 November 2022

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!

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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.