Based at Ferrymead Heritage Park, the Canterbury Railway Society restores and operates New Zealand’s finest collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, rolling stock, signaling equipment and buildings.

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Next running days will be:

 

OCTOBER

Saturday 3rd October 2020
School Holiday Day Running 10am – 3.30pm
Vulcan Railcar
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^

Night Market 4pm – 8pm
English Electric Multiple Unit
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^

Sunday 4th October 2020
School Holiday Day Running 10am – 4:30pm
Vulcan Railcar
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^

Sunday 11th October 2020
Steam Sunday 10am – 4pm
F13 Peveril Steam Locomotive*

Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^

Sunday 25th October 2020
Labour Weekend Day Running 10am – 4:30pm
F13 Peveril Steam Locomotive*
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^

Monday 26th October 2020
Labour Weekend Day Running 10am – 4:30pm
Vulcan Railcar
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^


NOVEMBER

Saturday 7th November 2020
Night Market 4pm – 8pm
Vulcan Railcar
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^

Sunday 8th November 2020
Steam Sunday 10am – 4pm
Motive Power TBC

Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^



~~Even if you cant ride with us, Any donations no matter how small are gratefully accepted~~
DONATE HERE
Donations over $5 are tax deductible

*F 13 Peveril is New Zealand’s oldest working Steam Loco built in 1872, returned to service 2015.

TICKETS
Cash & Eftpos Available

^Night Market Nights. Tickets are all evening. $2 Adult, $1 Child (5yrs+), $5 Family.
^^Steam Sunday/Ticketed Days. On top of park entry. Tickets are all day. $5 Adult, $2 Child (5yrs+), $12 Family.
(Family: 2 Adults & 3 Children)


More dates to come!

The Ferrymead Railway and the Canterbury Railway Society trace their heritage back to the 1940s when the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society was formed.

Located in Christchurch, the Society is a non-profit organisation that carries out a range of activities, including the operation of the Ferrymead Railway, the preservation of locomotives and rolling stock, the sale of publications and souvenirs, and the publication of a monthly newsletter for members.

The CRS also participates in other local and national rail preservation activities throughout New Zealand.

Among this site you’ll find information about our running schedule, our locomotives and equipment, how you can Join the CRS and how to get to Ferrymead Heritage Park.

The Ferrymead Railway is a living museum and in our photo gallery you’ll be able to see many pictures of our locomotives, the rolling stock, our heritage train and photos from around our complex including the station houses, signal box, yard, workshops and sheds.

This will give you an idea of what you’ll see when you come visit us.

In the 50 odd years that the Canterbury Railway Society has been around we have won many awards for our restoration and preservation work and we are very proud of these. You can see details of these on our Awards page.

Ferrymead Railway and the Canterbury Railway would like to thank the many companies, organisations and individuals who have helped us through sponsorships, donations and funding grants.

Article from 1967

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“NZ Locomotive Engineers Journal” April 1967, page 4. by Garth Beardsley In 1963, when the centennial of railways in New Zealand was celebrated members of the N.Z. Railway & Locomotive Society, Canterbury Branch,... READ MORE