Pleasant Point Museum and Railway, Pleasant Point

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The Pleasant Point Museum and Railway is a heritage railway located in the small country town of Pleasant Point in southern Canterbury, New Zealand, inland from Timaru. Its main terminal is located at Pleasant Point station, which was an important stop on the Fairlie Branch. For just over a year from 24 December 1875, Pleasant Point was actually the terminus of the line as construction further inland proceeded, and upon completion of the line, it functioned as a typical country station until closure of the Fairlie Branch came on 2 March 1968. After the line closed, a historical society was formed with the aim of preserving Pleasant Point station, as the original building from 1875 still stood, with the addition of a 1930s booking office. The society ultimately managed to preserve the station, yard, and roughly 2.5 km of track.
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  • Riding in the fabulous Model T Ford Railcar was an absolute highlight. This is a fantastic museum and railway and all credit to the volunteers and enthusiasts who allow it all to happen. We booked in....  more
    Riding in the fabulous Model T Ford Railcar was an absolute highlight. This is a fantastic museum and railway and all credit to the volunteers and enthusiasts who allow it all to happen. We booked in....  more »
  • Took my 11 year old daughter Anne for a ride on the model t railcar. Short trip to museum then a return. Both enjoyed it. The him of the old engine as it ticks along at 20 mph wonderful. Rebuilt... 
    Took my 11 year old daughter Anne for a ride on the model t railcar. Short trip to museum then a return. Both enjoyed it. The him of the old engine as it ticks along at 20 mph wonderful. Rebuilt...  more »
  • Even for someone not deeply fond of trains, this was great. Give yourself at least a couple of hours. The museum is worth spending time exploring. I loved the steam engine. 
    Even for someone not deeply fond of trains, this was great. Give yourself at least a couple of hours. The museum is worth spending time exploring. I loved the steam engine.  more »
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  • Beautiful, idyllic town especially with the autumn colours. We loved our time here. So peaceful.
  • Good expertise
  • Great day out
  • Great value, all day rides on 1 entry ticket
  • Great place. Friendly helpful members.

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