Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Heritage Panel Feedback

Following on our story of the Heritage Panel opposing potential demolition of the Pukekohe Station building, we received the following two responses; It would be utterly foolish of both AT and KiwiRail to destroy this building. As mentioned in the article there are many old station and rail infrastructure buildings that have been restored and integrated into upgraded stations on […]

High tea on the tracks

I love high tea. I think it’s the combination of little bites of many flavours that appeals the most. Often when I’m faced with a standard meal at a restaurant I’d really like to say, “Could I have a bit of this one, and some of that one, and yes throw one of those in too!” I seek variety, I […]

Show leaves crowds smiling

The Dave Upfold show was a hit with locals who attended on Wednesday 21 March. The Post Newspaper joined with community groups to put on the show as a fundraiser, meaning people could enjoy the show and help local groups. The event attracted people from all over Franklin. With a range of hilarious moments, Dave wowed the crowd, and the […]

Tim Kerwin new driving force

By Jess Paton Tim Kerwin, a 30 year old born and raised in Waiuku, is the new General Manager for the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. Tim has been at the Glenbrook station since he was ten years old and the station’s provided a lot of guidance for him. “I was a bit of a hell-raiser,” said Tim, “but I always wanted […]

GVR invites community to celebrate milestone

This Labour Weekend holiday, the Glenbrook Vintage Railway will be celebrating 40 years of chugging down the tracks! Across all three days, 21 – 23 October, they’ll be putting on a party, and everyone’s invited. There will be train rides of course, and much more, with carnival rides for the kids (gold coin entry), car displays and demonstrations. A big […]

Sacrifice Recalled At Glenbrook

Waiuku RSA President Doug McNally pays his respects after laying a wreath on the  memorial steam train Passchendaele at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway on Monday. A special ceremony, attended by representatives from New Zealand Rail, the New Zealand Defence Force, RSA members and members of the Passchendaele Society marked the arrival of the steam engine, named after one of the […]


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