No admission fee for children under 5, all children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Easter Friday, Anzac Day morning. Available 7 days a week for tour bookings.
The Fell Locomotive Museum is home to H199 'Mont Cenis', the last remaining Fell locomotive in the world. H199 was one of six H-class 'Fell' locomotives designed for use on the the Rimutaka Incline. From 1878 to 1955, the locomotives climbed gradients as steep as 1 in 13 on the 3-mile (4.8km) railway between the settlements of Cross Creek and Summit in the South Wairarapa. Englishman John Barraclough Fell’s method of four grip wheels on a raised centre rail was used for added traction, with the centre rail also used for braking. Discover the fascinating history of the Rimutaka Incline and its Fell locomotives through photographs, models, memorabilia, and the spectacular audio-visual presentation 'Rimutaka 1949'.
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