WELCOME TO THE NELSON RAILWAY SOCIETY NEW WEBSITE!
The Nelson Railway Society is located at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand & currently operates a Diesel locomotive, Railcar, restored carriages & rolling stock. Restored Stations from Spring Grove, Tui & Wakefield Quay add to the experience of travelling on our heritage railway.
Next running days:
Sat 3rd 11–4pm Railcar
Sun 4th 11–4pm Train
Mon 5th 11–4pm Railcar
Sat 10th 11–4pm Railcar
Sun 11th 11–4pm Railcar
**School Holidays start **
Sat 17th 11–4pm Railcar
Sun 18th 11–4pm Train
Mon 19th – Fri 30th 11–4pm (Railcar every day)
TICKETS – available Wakefield Quay Station, Founders Heritage Park
Cash & EFTPOS available
Train & Railcar Fares: Full trip -3 Stations $6 Adult, $4 Child
Charters: Birthday Parties, Weddings, School Trips Ph 027 223 9766 (Jim Maguire)
History: The Nelson Railway Society, formerly the Grand Tapawera Railroad Co, began in the late 1980s with monthly meetings at the Wakefield Hotel.
It was intended to set up a working railway at Kohatu using the old existing railway formations but in 1991 the decision was made to move to Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. From 1991 to date is credit to those hard-working members putting in many voluntary hours on Saturday workdays etc. It is this dedication along with fundraising, train running days, sponsorship, grants etc that has built our railway up to where it is today. We have tried to create a railway that has all the old flavour of the old Nelson to Glenhope line and we are very fortunate to have steam locomotive Wf 403 identical in type and class to the Wf ‘s that were used on the old Nelson line. (See “Wf403” page or “Equipment” for details on Wf 403)
NELSON RAILWAY SOCIETY
87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson, 7010, NEW ZEALAND
ph (03) 545 0849