Step onboard our lovingly restored heritage coaches, hauled by steam locomotive Ja1271. Settle into your seats to enjoy travel around the Manawatu between Feilding and Palmerston North behind a steam loco!
Jump on board with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Incorporated as we join forces and celebrate 100 years of the Waiuku Branchline – where the GVR is based – and Steam Inc celebrates its 50th anniversary!
Glenbrook Vintage Railway have teamed up with our Wellington based friends at Steam Inc to bring to Glenbrook their resplendent Ja1271, for a number of joint trips in Auckland & the Waikato.
So hop on board as we step back in time – to how rail travel used to be – and experience steam on the main line.
Catch a steam train around the Manawatu!
This labour weekend catch a steam train around the Manawatu with our "Manawatu Flyer" steam shuttles between Feilding and Palmerston North. Join us on this very rare and unique occasion where you can choose to travel on any of our trains as you fly through the Manawatu on Sunday 23rd October. Boarding either at Feilding or from Palmerston North.
Your journey today will take you via the unique Bunnythorpe dips, a challenging stretch of track for our steam train drivers, passing the airport we veer right and on to the Milson Deviation which bypassed the original railway through the middle of Palmerston North, and through the northern suburbs of Palmerston North before arriving at the railway station.
Originate from: Feilding or Palmerston North
General Admission (Ages 2+) | $30
As this is a pre-booked allocated-seating tour, face coverings are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged. For more info see the official NZ Government COVID-19 website.
In the event that the NZ Government or its agencies prevent the operation of this tour taking place due to COVID-19, refunds of fares paid (net of outgoings made from those fares) may be made by GVR upon written application being received from booked passengers.
We aim to seat passengers from the same booking together. You will be allocated at least one window seat for bookings of 2 or more (subject to availability). Where possible, seats will be turned to face the direction of travel (pairs and singles) or to face each other (groups). If you are travelling with people on a different booking or have another specific request then please email us as soon as possible at [email protected] and we will try and accommodate your request the best we can. Your allocated seat and carriage details will be on your boarding pass which will be emailed to you at least 2-3 days before your departure date.