Charter a train

The nostalgia of a bygone rail era can be used to provide an unforgettable experience for your guests, customers or staff.

Charter services

There’s something about a steam train that attracts people. Why not let it be your event that’s remembered in this way. The Steam Incorporated vintage train can provide the means to take your customers to a venue, or it can be the venue itself. What better way to get a message across to clients, or as a special "thank you" to customers and staff, than to gather them together in the old world charm of our Vintage Train. All carriages are linked by public address, and the train includes a bar/service area.

You can hire just a single carriage on one of our regular public excursions or your own train with seating for nearly 600 guests.

Film and photography

Film companies requiring authentic footage of steam trains and heritage railway architecture can find it all through Steam Incorporated. Advertisers seeking that unusual theme or back-drop for a product, either on film or with still photography will find the opportunity within our site at Paekakariki. Water towers, a turntable and an engine shed and workshops are all images of times past to be found at Paekakariki.

Ideas for using the train are endless!

  • Tours
  • Product Launches
  • Weddings
  • Convention travel
  • Special Birthdays
  • Xmas functions
  • Festival entertainment
  • Group outings
  • Movie & TV locations
  • Retirement functions
  • Anniversaries
  • Murder mysteries
  • Corporate functions
  • Fund raisers

For thirteen years steam train rides were a major attraction at the annual Napier Art Deco Weekend. This five day operation offered a variety of local excursions.

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A nostalgic food and wine adventure using the train to showcase local Kapiti and Horowhenua produce as part of the Visa Wellington on a Plate Festival.

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The Jazz Steam Train was a highlight of the Tauranga National Jazz Festival for several years. Offering a range of short rides along the coast north and south of Tauranga complete with on board entertainment.

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