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:
(Updated 29 July)

JULY 2021
Currently we are not running
please check back here for
updates to our next running schedule.

AUG 2021
(Further running days To Be Advised)

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)

87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson, 7010, NEW ZEALAND

ph (03) 545 0849