Welcome to the newly overhauled Pleasant Point Museum and Railway website.
A small army of volunteers keep this award-winning charitable group - and all of its equipment - running. They are all working to preserve New Zealand's railway history and the history of the South Canterbury area.
If you're not from the area and don't know where to find us you can pinpoint us here. And if your visit doesn't co-incide with a running day you can arrange a special visit, or simply drop by most Saturdays or Wednesdays, when the team are on site.
150 years of rail in New Zealand
Pleasant Point is joining celebrations of 150 years of rail in New Zealand, with a special event on July 20 and 21.
Two steam engines will be pulling trains throughout the weekend. Joining it, the Model T Ford railcar, RM4 will be giving rides on the Saturday, with a motorised track jigger and trolley giving rides on the Sunday. The latter is a very unique opportunity that will give you an idea of what life was like for track crews who used the jiggers as a mode of transport for scores of years before technology took over.
And on the Saturday night is another rare opportunity, with Ab 699 pulling several special night trains, at 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm. These are extremely popular and are a must-do for any bucket list.
Also through the weekend, you get the chance to ride on a traction engine, a 15-tonne beast that helped break the land in before tractors had even been thought of.
Make sure you are part of history and get to the Point to celebrate 150 years of New Zealand rail.