Waimea Plains Railway Trust Projects

The Waimea Plains Railway Trust has been set up to establish and operate a working heritage rail precinct at Mandeville.  

This facility is adjacent to the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre and will provide a complimentary visitor experience.

  •  Waimea Plains Railway Line
    To create a workable heritage railway yard beside the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre
  • This will be used as a base for K92 and provide protection, from weather conditions. Major fundraising is underway for this project and further details will be added here in due course.
  • Addington Carriage A196 built 1883
    This restoration is a longer term project. Please contact us if you are interested in helping.

    History and restoration of carriage A196.
  • Plan A: Hatfield Loop

    Develop a 2km loop track around the Mandeville aerodrome. This will be connected to the Railway Yard track and enable visitors to travel on K92.
  • Plan B: Kingston Crossing Loop

    Develop a 2km section of straight track to picnic area adjacent to the Kingston Crossing Road. This will also be connected to the earlier track stages and again allow visitors to travel on K92.
  • Eventually as the project progresses we hope to have a dedicated Railway Display Building. In the meantime some artifacts and information will be on display at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre.
  • The shows an aerial photograph of the 'The Moth' Precinct incorporating the Waimea Plains Rail area. The yellow lines indicate rail track. Stage 1 Yard area (almost complete) Stage 2 Hatfield Loop (around the airfield) Stage 3 Kingston Crossing Loop (Following the main road)
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