Private Charters and Tour Groups

For ultimate flexibility and customisation hire a train for your group, event, or production!

Charter a Train on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway


This is our most popular and best value option for groups and events. Immerse yourself in the historic setting at Glenbrook Station where your vintage Steam or Diesel train will begin the journey. A perfect option for weddings, birthdays, reunions, corporate events, retirement village outings, coach tours, and more! Each carriage can seat from 25 to 55 people each, and each train can seat anywhere up to 400 people at once. Available carriages include vintage flip-over seat carriages, a lounge carriage, and dining carriage. We're available to charter most days of the year with a timetable that suits you. We can even supply a knowledgeable host, or arrange catering! Get in touch with us at [email protected] to discuss options for your group or event.

For smaller groups and functions, you can exclusively hire a carriage attached to our Steam Train Experience for the day. Find out more...

Charter a Train on the National Rail Network


A great option for large groups and events. We can take our heritage train over most parts of the New Zealand National Rail Network. Ideal for transporting up to 350 people at a time, our fleet of heritage carriages includes vintage wood-paneled balcony cars and more contemporary style carriages. Previous mainline charters include private Rail Tours, transport to large community events, and conference transport. Our team have extensive knowledge of operating trains on the New Zealand National Rail Network and is licensed to provide all of our own crew and equipment. We can also offer wholesale rates on our New Zealand Rail Tours. Get in touch with us at [email protected] to discuss options for your group or event.

Events and Filming at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway is a popular filming and event location. We've worked with local and international film, television, and advertisement producers to incorporate our unique location and assets into their production. We have also hosted international competitions and events at our railway and on our trains. With our own railway line and trains, we can provide an unmatched level of flexibility and customisation to fit your production or event. We have a range of vintage rail vehicles and props that can really set the scene. Check out some productions and events in the videos below and get in touch with us at [email protected].

Jose Cuervo - Dons of Tequila

Event and Train Charter

Brett Higginson - I Love You

Music Video

Kirin - Green Label


Sleeman - Railside Session Ale


We have also worked with productions such as Power Rangers (Saban Brands), Sweet Tooth (Warner Brothers/Netflix), and local film and television productions.