For the steam engine to return to the QEII Park Island after a completly new boiler has been built
The committee have been committed to making the island an iconic tourist attraction within the Wairarapa region.
All steam engines are required to have annual certifications and the steam train has to have a boiler thickness test and certified every ten years. Which seven years ago it failed and the committee decided to make this a project as the steam is a great iconic feature of the park.
More about us
To run, maintain, use, lease and operate the Miniature Train Facilities and the railways at Queen
Elizabeth Park, Masterton, for the benefit of the wider community and visitors.
To encourage families, preschool children, school children, and community groups to enjoy the
benefits of the Miniature Trains, to educate and inform on the workings of the railways.
To have available to the public the history of the railways.
To encourage local support from companies within the Wairarapa for the continual progress of the
To further develop the surrounds, the track, the trains and all other facilities for the best use of the
Society’s assets for the benefit of the general public& tourist to enjoy.
Use of funds
“The Return of the Steam Engine to QEII Park in 2017-18”. Once the engine is completed and testing done all certifications can be completed and then Steam Engine Opening Day can happen.
Already we have raised $45K from rides for building of the boiler. $20K from Masterton District Council for Certifications. $10 from Trust House for completition of assembling pipes.
We now require the final funding of $15,000.00 to spruce up the engine, polish the brass & crane it across to the island
How wonderful it was to open up the letter to see that we have received a $9K grant from Eastern & Central.
This means we are so much closer to the
Return of the Steam
We are so close so please every little bits counts so keep the donations coming in.
We really are appreciating your support so a big thank you