History displayed and explained
PRESERVING OUR RAILWAY HERITAGE
For many years the engineer working from the Way and Works office that is now the front portion of the Museum controlled operations and maintenance between Martin and Te Kuiti.
tangawai disaster remembered
On Christmas Eve 1953 the Wellington to Auckland night express plunged into the flooded Whangaehu River at Tangiwai, 15 km east of the museum.
We have displays and informative live talks on the topic of this, New Zealand’s worst railway disaster.