Pleasant Point Railway
Yesterday's History Preserved
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Sunday 5th June 11:00am - 3:00pm Queens Birthday
Monday 6th June 11:00am - 3:00pm Queens Birthday
Monday 25th June 11:00am - 3:00pm Kiwi The Engine And Friends
Monday 26th June 11:00am - 3:00pm Kiwi The Engine And Friends
Sunday 17th July 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 25th Sept. 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9th October 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 23rd October 10:30am - 4:00pm Craft Festival
Monday 24th October 10:30am - 4:00pm Craft Festival
Saturday 12th November 10:30am - 4:00pm Get to the Point
Tuesday 27th December 10:30am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 28th December 10:30am - 4:00pm
RAILCAR GUIDED TOURS
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Railcar starts December 27th 2021 to February 27th 2022
Railcar starts 1st October 2022 to 16th October 2022
Railcar leaves Pleasant Point Railway Station
At 11am,12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Both steam trains and the Model T Ford railcar operate on days throughout the year. Some running days are special events including Steam & Crafts at Labour Weekend, Kiwi the Engine and Friends at Easter and the Get to the Point street fair on the first Saturday in November.
At times Model T Ford railcar runs on its own, with the driver giving a special 45-minute conducted tour around the site. Railcar-only days are listed separately from the main running day timetable.
In 1967, New Zealand Government Railways announced the Fairlie branch line was to close, after 93 years of service to Pleasant Point and 84 years of service to the Mackenzie Country, the Fairlie Flyer was no more. The line had been losing $43,000 a year and like many other lines around the country, could not compete against road transport.
In 1970 the locals of Pleasant Point got together to preserve history for future generations. forming the Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society. Since then we have collected much local and railway history that is on display for all to see on our opendays. Nowadays we have become a multi-award-winning, world-renowned attraction.
A small photo collection of our exhibits.
Tel: (+64) 3 614 8323