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:

Updated 17/10/2021

 


2021


 

 

 

October

Saturday 2nd October 2021
Night Market 4pm – 8pm
English Electric Multiple Unit

Tickets from Moorhouse Station
^
Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Sunday 3rd October 2021
Heritage Sunday Running 10am – 4pm

F 13 Peveril Steam Train* (TBC)
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^
Cancelled Due to COVID-19

 

Sunday 24th October 2021
Labour Sunday Running 10am – 4pm
F 13 Peveril Steam Train* & D 140 Steam Train**
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^
Please note

D 140 is subject to final recommissioning due to Covid lockdown restrictions
so may not be available on the day

 

Monday 25th October 2021
Labour Monday Running 10am – 4pm
F 13 Peveril* & D 140** Steam Train Double Heading
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^
Please note
D 140 is subject to final recommissioning due to Covid lockdown restrictions
so may not be available on the day

 


 

November

Saturday 6th November 2021
Night Market 4pm – 8pm
English Electric Multiple Unit

Tickets from Moorhouse Station^

Sunday 7th November 2021
Heritage Sunday Running 10am – 4pm
F 13 Peveril Steam Train* (TBC)
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^

 


 

December

Saturday 4th December 2021
Night Market 4pm – 8pm
English Electric Multiple Unit

Tickets from Moorhouse Station^

Sunday 5th December 2021
Heritage Sunday Running 10am – 4pm
F 13 Peveril Steam Train* (TBC)
Tickets from Moorhouse Station^^

 



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

*F 13 Peveril is New Zealand’s oldest working Steam Loco built in 1872, returned to service 2015.
**D140 was built by Scott Bro’s, Christchurch in 1887, returning to service 2021.

TICKETS
Cash & Eftpos Available

^Night Market Nights. Tickets are all evening. $5 Adult, $3 Child (5yrs+), $15 Family.
^^Steam Sunday/Ticketed Days. On top of park entry. Tickets are all day. $5 Adult, $3 Child (5yrs+), $15 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