Mainline Steam


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Mainline Steam was founded over 30 years ago with the vision of restoring and operating examples of New Zealand’s historic steam locomotives. From the original purchase and restoration of J1211 Mainline Steam has grown to maintain depots in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and through the dedication and hard work of its volunteers has restored eight magnificent steam locomotives to operable condition. In those years we have also operated steam excursions the length and breadth of the country giving thousands of people, young and old, the chance to see, and interact with, a living, breathing steam locomotive.

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Mainline Steam has depots in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch where steam trips are regularly operated in the surrounding areas.

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    Guest Donor on 08 Mar 2018



  • Colin Giles

    Colin Giles on 26 Sep 2016


    Money to help move the Signal Box


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    rex evetts on 05 Mar 2016



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    rexevetts on 13 Feb 2016



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    rexevetts on 13 Jan 2016



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