Ride behind Da 1431 from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass!

This train is now SOLD OUT!

Travel with Steam Incorporated on a rare South Island rail experience! Join us on this special diesel hauled excursion to Arthurs Pass for and listen to the EMD V12 sing through the Mountains!

A great way to experience the route of the Tranz Alpine to Arthurs Pass.  Ride the rails in heritage carriages with open end balconies and hauled by an imacuately restored diesel locomotive on a one-off trip from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass & return.

The train will be hauled by our Australian-built Da class heritage diesel locomotive and comprise our fleet of classic red carriages, most being over 100 years old.

Join the train at Christchurch's Addington station or Rolleston. After traversing the Canterbury plains en route from Christchurch, the climb out of Springfield is no match for our locomotive as we snake our way up and through the Southern Alps. The journey truly lives up to its reputation, as one of the best railway journeys in the world. Upon arrival at Arthur's Pass, Da 1431 will be turned and repositioned to the eastern end of the train for our trip back to Christchurch. Whilst in Arthur's Pass, have a stroll around the small town - and meet some of the 48 people that live there! If you're after something to do, 300m west from the railway station down SH73 is the Wobbly Kea Cafe where you can find something to eat...but watch the Kea's, they'll nick your sandwich!

Snacks and light refreshments will be available onboard. You are also welcome to bring your own food onboard.

Adult fare $169 return, Child $89 return

Provisional Christchurch departure is 9am, arriving back at 6pm. There will be an approx. 90 minute stopover at Arthurs Pass.

Book this adventure now!

Book online or call us on 0800 783 264

Manual Booking Form available here

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