Weka Pass Railway shed fit out campaign

$260 of $25,000 goal
Given by 7 generous donors in one year

Help support Weka Pass Railway build a shed so we can better preserve New Zealand's railway heritage.


The Weka Pass Railway has a 40 year history of railway restoration in the North Canterbury community. We have restored numerous passenger carriages and freight wagons that need a safe place to be stored away from the elements. Despite the efforts of our volunteers the condition of these carriages deteriorates without adequate protection.

We have recently received a generous donation of a new carriage storage shed, but we need further support to get the job done. We are raising funds to provide essential services to get the new shed up and running.

Funds raised will be used to fit out the shed with electrical and water supply, drainage, lighting and crucially a fire detection system. If the campaign target is exceeded funds will be used to purchase materials used in further carriage restoration work.

About us

The Weka Pass Railway operates and maintains the railway from Waipara to Waikari in North Canterbury for the enjoyment, education and transport of society members and the public.

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used in the fit out of the shed. This includes water supply, drainage, electrical supply, internal wiring, lighting and fire detection.

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Progress update  8 February 2021

Posted by: Weka Pass Railway Incorporated

Construction of the carriage shed has progressed slower than expected. Most of the foundation has been poured in the last week with a small, final section still to be poured. Above ground construction is expected to begin later in February 2021. The Givealittle page has been reopened to help with the fit out of the shed which is expected to begin soon after construction is completed.

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Latest donations

Mitch on 28 Mar 2021
George on 05 Dec 2020
Geoff on 03 Oct 2020
Geoff Mackley
Connie on 28 Sep 2020
Thanks for restoring this amazing piece of history for all of us to enjoy ;-)
Neil on 21 Jul 2020

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