NO Trains running weekend 10-12th September
FOR TICKET PRICES – see “VISITOR INFO” – “Ticket Prices”. For safety reasons, we are not allowed to carry unaccompanied children on our trains.
BOIVR operating days:
Trains run Friday, Saturday, Sunday every weekend all year, and every day in school holidays – departure times below. Please see “What’s Happening” for latest information.
Please comply with COVID Government regulations aboard the train and on our premises.
Time of departure – on every operating day:
– From Kawakawa – 10.45am, 12 noon, 1.15pm, 2.30pm
Return trip takes about 50 minutes.
It is advisable to arrive at the station about 10-15 minutes prior to departure to give time to purchase tickets.
Departures From Taumarere – 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm
* Special train trips (those outside the operational day/times above) can be run by arrangement.
To book: phone 021-171-2697 , or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See “What’s Happening” for the current situation:
Long Bridge – cyclists and walkers are permitted to cross our railway bridge, and access our picnic tables at Taumarere Railway station.
Engines to be seen
Gabriel the Steam Engine has run out of Puff and we can no longer use her old boiler. Happily we have her new boiler on order, and this is due to arrive in November. It will take several months to connect up the boiler to all the engine parts, then Gabriel must successfully pass all steam tests before being used on the track again.
Our vintage diesel engines are taking turns to haul carriages. You may see Timmy, Ruby, Charlie, DSA225 and Esmae. But which one will be on duty?!
In addition, we have a new loco – DSA273 to be named Kauri. However, there are several alterations that have to be made to her before she is able to haul our passenger trains. Keep an eye on “What’s happening” …