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The Nelson Railway Society, formerly the Grand Tapawera Railroad Co, began in the late 1980’s with monthly meetings at the Wakefield Hotel.

It was intended to set up a working railway at Kohatu using the old existing railway formations but in 1991 the decision was made to move to Founders Historical Park, Nelson.

From 1991 to date is a credit to those hard working members putting in many voluntary hours on Saturday work days etc.  It is this dedication along with fundraising, train running days, sponsorship, grants etc that has built our railway up to where it is today.



Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive


(03) 545 0849

Founders Heritage Park

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson, New Zealand

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