Since the beginning of 2018, people from around the world have made their way to Pleasant Point to ride the train. They include visitors from Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Holland, China, the UK, Germany, Canada & Israel.
Nestled in the small town of Pleasant Point is the museum and railway with two steam engines, two diesels, one of the world’s only Model T Ford railcars and a 137-year-old station, there’s certainly a lot to see.
This is an award-winning attraction which has been rated as one of New Zealand's best preservation railways. But, it’s not just the trains that are on show.
Displays range from the country’s worst railway disaster at Tangiwai in 1953, a large model train display, to old printing machines and computers.