Spring Steam Supreme

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, based in Wellington, celebrate its 50th anniversary!
Glenbrook Vintage Railway have teamed up with our 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.

Steam returns to the main line in Auckland & the Waikato! 

Celebrate with the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Steam Incorporated! 

Glenbrook Vintage Railway is celebrating 100 years of the Waiuku branch line and Steam Inc is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. 

So GVR and Steam Inc have joined forces, which will see Ja1271 coming up from Wellington for a select period. GVR, in conjunction with Steam Inc, will be running trips with for locals using Ja1271 and a combination of GVR and Steam Inc's carriages - making for some impressive, large, multi-coloured trains! - in and around Auckland and the Waikato. An exciting tour is organised for the return journey back to Wellington - taking in many parts of the Upper North Island rail network. 

So why not join us! Celebrate alongside GVR and Steam Inc by jumping on board one of the many trips we have planned and experience the romance of rail - behind steam loco Ja1271. 

Multi-day Tours

The Great North Island Steam Tour
Departs Wellington: Sunday 16th October - 11 days
Departs Auckland: Wednesday 19th October - 10 days

Join us on this exclusive multi-day tour departing from Wellington and Auckland. 
Tour includes several steam-hauled rail days, premium accommodation and optional activities. 

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Day Trips


The Dairyland Steam Express
Thursday 20th October

The return of steam to the Waikato! | Enjoy a day out behind steam loco Ja1271 to Hobbiton or Tokoroa and return.

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Ohakune & Whanganui

Spiral Steam Daylighter
Saturday 22nd October

Experience steam in the mountains and up the Spiral! Join the GVR and Steam Inc as we travel from Ohakune to Taumarunui up and down the famous Raurimu Spiral.

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The Manawatu Flyer
Sunday 23rd October

This Labour Weekend - Jump on board these afternoon shuttles between Palmerston North and Feilding behind Ja 1271 with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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The Whanganui City Explorer
Monday 24th October

This Labour Day - hop on board these jolly afternoon jaunts around Whanganui City behind Ja 1271 with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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The Kai Iwi Cruiser
Monday 24th October

This Labour Day - experience steam up the Westmere Bank to Kai Iwi and return with the GVR and Steam Inc.

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Images courtesy Jack Still, John Bovis - with thanks from GVR & Steam Inc.