Trust Profile

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History of the Midland Line

The Midland Railway, officially from the Rolleston Junction to Stillwater Junction, but usually seen as running from Christchurch to Greymouth

The Midland Line is one of the most spectacular and scenic in the world with its chain of 19 tunnels, one of which the Otira tunnel is one of the longest in the world.
The line is also known for its many viaducts, where here again afford great scenery and engineering feats of the 1930s. The line at one stage was threatened with closure, but these days is a very profitable piece of New Zealand rail network running daily 8 coal trains, 2-3 freight trains and the world famous TRANZAlpine scenic train.

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Looking to the future of heritage

Building on the past to preserve a portion for the education and entertainment of future generations

Midland Rail Heritage Trust has established a base in Springfield for storage, preservation and restoration of steam locomotives.

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Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Facilities

Since 2004 Midland Rail Heritage Trust has acquired steam and diesel locomotives and associated rolling stock, including some very unique pieces, with a purpose of establishing a world class heritage attraction at Springfield.

Uc Class Steam Locos

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P Class Steam Loco

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La Class Steam Loco

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Ds Class Diesel Loco

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Rolling Stock (Carriges /Wagons)

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Facilities

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Support the Midland Rail Heritage Trust

Personal memberships are $20 per year
Family memberships are $50 per year
Business memberships are $50 per year