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Next Excursion




16 - 19 February 2018 - Art Deco Napier


Standard Railcar RM31 returns once again to the Hawkes Bay, to join in on the festivities of "Art Deco Napier"

Shuttles will run from Napier, contact Napier I-site for more details

more details about Art Deco Napier found at

Fri 16 Feb 2018     Mon 19 Feb 2018  
12.45pm Pahiatua (Depart)   12.20pm Napier (Depart)
13.05pm Woodville   13.05pm Woodville
4.25pm Napier (arrive)   3.30pm Pahiatua (arrive)

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Due to circumstances outside our control, the following event has been postponed,


please watch this space for updates


To Celebrate the completion of the restoration of


RM 5 - Mahuhu

Sunday 4 February 2018


Pahiatua Railway Station, Mangahao Road, Pahiatua

Wairarapa Class railcar RM5 - Mahuhu, will have her first public reveal after her extensive restoration

Come join us and help us celebrate the restoration,

Standard Railcar RM31 will help us celebrate with short trips to Hukanui and back

9.30am Pahiatua Railcar Center opens to tours
  RM31 will run several trips South to Hukanui
11.30am Official speeches, followed by RM5 emerging from her restoration shed
  BBQ Lunch and light refreshments available at a small charge
1.30pm RM5 commences passenger trips within Pahiatua Yard
  RM31 Continues multiple trips South to Hukanui and return
4.30pm Organised activities conclude

Parking: We will have a number of parking areas, please be guided by our Marshals

Souvenirs: will be available

Donations: Welcomed but not expected

Safety: the Pahiatua Railway station area is a working railway yard, which will have multiple train movements through the day, Please be alert and follow any request of our members who are there for your guidance and safety



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Previous Excursions:

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P.O. Box 67
New Zealand


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New Zealand


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The Station

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When New Zealand was colonised by English settlers in the 1840ís, railways were already well established in many parts of the world. The first railway in Wellington ran from Pipitea Point in 1874 and was planned by the central government to be part of a main trunk railway stretching from Wellington to Auckland.

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A Living Dream

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Follow the trials and tribulations as John Murphy and others seek to realise the goal of getting Standard Railcar RM31 back on New Zealand's railway network. Added are archive film clips of previously unseen footage of other railcars traveling around various locations throughout New Zealand along with many interviews. It also details the aims and progress of two other major railcar restoration projects currently underway by members of the Pahiatua Railcar Society.

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