Work continues on the restoration of Goldfields Railway’s wooden Brake Van.
Our R&M Team has added a sub-floor, reinstalled the manual brake control wheel, fitting new steps and electrical wiring and getting the exterior of the 1933-era wagon ready for re-cladding.
The van’s interior will need to be soda blasted and resealed, due to the use of lead paint in the past. Hopefully, this will be done early in 2020. A set of sliding side doors will need to be fabricated and installed, along with a number of other small items.
The R&M Team is pleased with the progress made so far and looks forward to seeing the project to its completion. It will make an excellent addition to the railway’s fleet and a great attraction for visitors.
Level 2 Operations
We are operating from 20 December under Level 2 operations.
Monday: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45pm
Tuesday: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45pm
Wednesday: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45pm
Thursday: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45pm
Friday: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:45am, 11:30am, 1:45pm
Monday: 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Tuesday: 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Wednesday: 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Thursday: 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Friday: 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:45am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2:30pm TRAIN DURING THE WEEK AND WEEKEND IS THE LAST TRIP FROM WAIKINO.
PASSENGERS: Please be aware that there is a lot of privet out at the moment. Please take necessary precautions if you have allergies.
The public SHOULD be wearing masks when they cannot social distance. Children under 12 do not have to wear masks. ALL GOLDFIELDS STAFF ON THE TRAIN SHOULD WEAR A MASK. Everyone should be using the signing in app (QR), or signing in manually if on Goldfields Railway premises.
AS FROM 3rd DECEMBER 2021 GOLDFIELDS RAILWAY WILL ONLY ACCEPT DOUBLE VACCINATED PASSENGERS OR PASSENGERS THAT HAVE A VALID AND APPROVED MEDICAL EXCEPTION. CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS ARE EXEMPT. PASSENGERS WILL HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE THEIR VACCINE PASSES FOR SCANNING. THE VACCINE PASS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT.