The Ashhurst Flyer
Join Steam Inc for a trip through the Manawatu Gorge from Woodville!
Sunday 5th November 2023
Woodville - Ashhurst & Return
Travel with the Steam Incorporated team by heritage train as we traverse the Manawatū Gorge, taking in the sights of the rarely seen river, now inaccessible by road. ‘The Gorge’ is an interesting geographical location, linking the Manawatū and Hawkes Bay regions, and dividing the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges. The railway line through here was completed in 1891 and has since held itself as a vital transport link through the area. The road through here, once forming part of State Highway 3, has a chequered history of closures due to land subsidence. The most recent of which was in 2017, when authorities decided to close the scenic road for good, fast forward to 2022 and work is underway to construct a new route through the area. The groundwork for this huge infrastructure project can be seen from the train as we exit the Manawatū Gorge on our run through to Ashhurst.
Travel from Woodville through to Ashhurst & return, this train will be hauled by Ja 1271 in one direction, and Da hauled in the other direction.
Train dep. Woodville at 11:30am, arriving back into Woodville at 12:45pm
General Admission Train Fare - $29
Family of 4 Train Fare - $99
Book online or call 0800 783 264 to book directly with the team!
All seating is reserved and allocated on these special experiences. Prior booking is essential.
Steam Incorporated is an Incorporated Society, dedicated to the restoration to full working order of ex-New Zealand Government Railways locomotives and rolling stock to provide unique rail journeys on the railway lines of New Zealand.