Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society Guided Tours

Pleasant Point Railway Station, Timaru, Canterbury
Model T
Come step back in time to experience a ride on a  Model T Ford railcar and museum guided tour, with the driver giving a special personalized 45-minute conducted tour around the site. Including an interactive model railway, vintage railway and much more…

When the Fairlie Branch line closed in 1968, a group of people with a passion to preserve history for future generations set up the Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society. All they had was a vision, a steam locomotive, and a vandalized railway station. 

In 1970 a steam locomotive, Ab 699, was placed as a static exhibit on the only piece of track not lifted, about 50 meters, in front of the old Pleasant Point Railway Station. A museum was set up in the railway station.

We now have...
- Ab 699 Locomotive, fully operational
- The Model T Ford Railcar that runs daily during the summer
- Two kilometers of relaid track
- NZ’s only restored half birdcage carriage. 
- D16, former freezing works shunting loco, restored to working condition.
- A huge shed at Keanes Crossing, built to house a workshop, rolling stock and displays.

More attractions at Keanes Crossing...
- Vintage movie theatre showing old-time films.
- Printing machinery on display.
- Operating model railway and much more for you to enjoy.
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