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Waitara Railway Preservation Society Inc.

Contacts & Excursion Information

Waitara Railway Preservation Society Inc

PO Box 104

Waitara 4320

Contacts for Excursions:-


Denyse Bettridge;-

06 754 4973 Leave a message if no reply.

027 325 1530


Jim Blyde;-

027 403 3422


Email the Society here.

click here to download application form

Contacts for Excursions:-


Denyse Bettridge;

06- 754-4973 Leave a message if no reply.

027 325 1530


Jim Blyde;

027 4033422.

P.O. Box 104




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With the help from the TET and TSB and the members financing the deposit, the branch Line was purchased in the year 2001, from TranzRail at a cost of $360,000.บบ

2003, Was when the Society started carrying fare paying passengers.

2004 The Tahora Station building was sited at Brixton, Waitara Road.

The Society operates their excursion the First and Third Sundays of the month, during the “Daylight saving” months.

Trips available subject to requests and availability of the Branch Line.

Excursion times;- 11:00 am, 01:00 pm.

Board the train at Waitara, beside the New World Supermarket on Ogle and Queen Streets.

Travel on the Waitara Branch Line which was opened in 1875. Part of the first Railway in Taranaki between Waitara and New Plymouth.

At Brixton we travel through our yards where the “The Former Tahora Station” is now sited.

On the way to the bridge one will see an old house, just over Kairau Road, on the right,which was once used as a maternity home about the 1890s.

Train on the return stops at Brixton at the “The Former Tahora Station” for hot or cold drinks, for a donation.

Our Fares;- Adults $15.00

Child 14 years and under $5.00

Family $30.00.

Prices, Times and Information are subject to change without notice.

Visitors are most welcome.

The Society has working bees Saturdays and Wednesdays, which usually starts about 08:30am.

To get to the yard, drive up Waitara Road off the main road and when one reaches the railway line they turn right through the gate which, is over the railway line.

Be mindful of rail vehicles that may be operating.