Ocean Beach Railway

Come along and experience New Zealand’s first preservation railway – Ocean Beach Railway.

Established in 1961 so the public can re-live the fascinating era of the ‘Romance of Rail’. Board the train at the restored St. Kilda Station (formally Kaitiki Station).  Look over the lovely restored locomotives, carriages and wagons prior to boarding the train.

Hear the locomotive work as it goes up a 1:50 grade as it approaches Moana Rua (Second Beach).

Ocean Beach Railway operating days are great fun for the whole family. Bring the kids along and see how a turn of the century railway works, have a chat to the volunteers and get curious about the current projects that the organisation is undertaking.

 A return trip up the demonstration line and back takes about 15mins. Trains depart every 30 mins from St. Kilda Station.Proceeds from the train fares go back to the Otago Railway & Locomotive Society (Inc.) a not-for-profit volunteer organisation that is the governing body of the Ocean Beach Railway.

Ocean Beach Railway mainly operates from Labour Weekend (October) till ANZAC Weekend (April) each year. Other operating days happen outside these dates along with being available for charter or private hire.

For more information visit the Ocean Beach Railway Website

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