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Trains take a lot of stopping

Posted August 15, 2019

Trains take a long time to stop; always be alert around railway tracks, crossings, stations.  If you’re wearing a hoodie and headphones, keep your eyes up and look around now and then.  Even if the driver sees you, they can’t...

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Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers

Posted August 12, 2019

Goldfields Railway is looking for more volunteers to help operate its historic train rides.   The opportunities to become involved are many and varied and are a great way for young people, especially secondary and tertiary students who are considering careers...

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Rail Safety Week: 12-18 August 2019

Rail Safety Week: 12-18 August 2019

Posted August 11, 2019

Rail Safety Week (RSW) is an annual event, planned and coordinated by KiwiRail with support from TrackSAFE NZ. The campaign aims to raise awareness about rail safety and to encourage safe behaviour around trains, railway tracks and level crossings.   The...

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Welcome Back Loco 6!

Welcome Back Loco 6!

Posted July 31, 2019

We are very pleased to have our Loco 6 back in service after getting some work done on its suspension.  From this Saturday, Loco 7 will be resting up for a while having overdone things a little during the school...

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Trail Status: Notification

Trail Status: Notification

Posted July 16, 2019

Section C:Paeroa to Waihi 16 July 2019:  Hauraki Rail Trail Trust are undertaking some drilling on the section between Waihi and Waikino this Thursday and Friday, 18 and 19 July.  A slip is starting to form and they can’t wait...

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NO TRAINS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NO TRAINS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Posted July 12, 2019

We are very sorry to say that we are having loco trouble - again! It may take a little longer to fix this time, so we are off the rails for a while. We will post an update as soon...

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BACK ON TRACK!

BACK ON TRACK!

Posted July 09, 2019

Loco 7 is back in business so our usual holiday timetable of three trains per day will resume from Wednesday 10th July. Thanks to our chums at Goldfields Automotive Group for getting us up and running!  

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NO TRAINS TODAY

NO TRAINS TODAY

Posted July 07, 2019

Bad news today - our Loco 7 is out of action so no trains today. Will post further news as it becomes available.  

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The Proof of the Pudding

The Proof of the Pudding

Posted June 13, 2019

Neil and Carolyn were our first Ride / Lunch Package customers.  I asked them to pop in on their return and let us know how it went.  They were very happy with the experience. Value for money?   Definitely! Quality of...

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Ride / Lunch Package

Ride / Lunch Package

Posted June 13, 2019

Goldfields Railway and Waikino Station Cafe are pleased to offer a very good deal! Train Ride Leaving Waihi at 11:45am, take the heritage train ride through the beautiful pastoral landscape along the Ohinemuri River to Waikino; be back in Waihi...

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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Posted June 03, 2019

Many congratulations to the R&M Team at Goldfields Railway for winning the Motive Power Award (Non Steam) at the annual FRONZ conference in Timaru at the weekend for the restoration of Loco DSa 551.  Great work!

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Temporary bridge closure at Waitawheta Road

Temporary bridge closure at Waitawheta Road

Posted May 25, 2019

Work being done on the bridge at Waitawheta Road means that the Waihi to Paeroa section of the trail has been transformed into two separate trails.  Trail users on the Waihi side can still access Victoria Battery, Falls Retreat and...

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Rotorua Mini Car Club

Rotorua Mini Car Club

Posted May 05, 2019

Look what turned up at Waihi Station yesterday!  The Rotorua Mini Car Club - don’t they look fab!   This great little car has been in production in one version or another since 1959.  They have been built in many countries...

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A big

A big "Thank You" to our volunteers!

Posted May 04, 2019

On Wednesday we had our end-of-season barbecue to thank the volunteers who have put so much effort into Goldfields Railway over the last few months. Most of the work is done by volunteers; they refurbish engines and carriages and carry...

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

Posted April 25, 2019

We put the flags out today to commemorate the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli, Turkey, on this day in 1915 and remember all New Zealanders who served their country in wars and conflicts. Here the passengers for the 11:45am...

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ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day

Posted April 08, 2019

Come along and ride the train on ANZAC Day.   We’ll have some wartime music going on the platform; dress up if you like in WWI or WWII uniform or costume of the period.  Leave the weapons at home though.

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Jaguar Club

Jaguar Club

Posted March 25, 2019

Another great day to view some terrific cars down at Waihi Railway Station.  A couple of weeks ago it was Zephyr Zodiacs - this week it was Jaguars!  Getting us in the mood for Beach Hop Warm Up party on...

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One Long Train!

One Long Train!

Posted March 24, 2019

What a busy day we had last Thursday with 47 Matamata College folk and their bikes, a group of 40 from Huntly RSA and several rest homes groups as well. We had to add three carriages and an engine to...

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Another Project!

Another Project!

Posted March 11, 2019

What’s going on here? I saw this chassis being sandblasted and spray-painted a few weeks ago, it looks great!   Today the R&M team dropped this on top of it.  Obviously another renovation project under way. If you want to be...

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Hamilton Zephyr Zodiac Club

Hamilton Zephyr Zodiac Club

Posted March 11, 2019

Hamilton Zephyr Zodiac Club had a ride on the train on Sunday as part of their big day out.  Look at these beauties they left at the station!  They did leave a couple of minders there as well. They had...

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Fun in the sun!

Fun in the sun!

Posted January 30, 2019

Make the most of the sunny days; school has already started for some.  Here are Tasman and Isla having a super time on the Goldfields Express!

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Electric Universe

Electric Universe

Posted January 17, 2019

We were delighted to have Bay of Plenty band Electric Universe here on Sunday to record their latest music video. They took over our Glenbrook car and took a ride down to Waikino and back, filming as they went. Good...

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Make your own event

Make your own event

Posted January 16, 2019

Take a morning walk from Waihi to Waikino along the Hauraki Rail Trail; enjoy the flora and fauna along the way. (Wish there was a bench or two along the way.) Enjoy a cuppa with a Devonshire scone at Waikino...

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Gold Discovery Centre staff familiarisation tour

Gold Discovery Centre staff familiarisation tour

Posted December 22, 2018

Staff and volunteers from the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre enjoying a ‘familiarisation’ with what Goldfields Railway has to offer, with volunteer guard Peter Mitchell standing in for Santa. Coming to Waihi? Combine a trip on the Goldfields train with a...

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