Steam Train Experience

All aboard our steam train to Waiuku

First Class Experience

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Christmas Lights - Trains at Night

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Our History

Learn about our history and future

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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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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The Spiral Express

The Spiral Express

9 March 2024

Back by popular demand! - Take a day trip by train down the Main Trunk Line from Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga or Te Kuiti to Ohakune and return - via the Great Viaducts and Raurimu Spiral!

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The River Steam Rover

The River Steam Rover

10 March 2024

Back by popular demand! - Travel by steam train on one of three trips from Hamilton to Huntly and return behind recently restored 108 year old Steam Locomotive Ww 644!

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Frankton Thunder Steam Express

Frankton Thunder Steam Express

10 March 2024

Take a short trip back in time - From Hamilton Frankton Station to Ruakura and return behind recently restored 108 year old Steam Locomotive Ww 644!

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Mother's Day Eve Express

Mother's Day Eve Express

11 May 2024

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 from Waiuku/Glenbrook.

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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.