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Sunday 2nd June 2024 ((From 11:00am ’til 4:00pm))

Latest News From The Plains Museum

All-round genuine legend – Mike Ross

A great article in today’s local community newspaper – The Ashburton Courier – on founding member Mike Ross. An all-round genuine legend who always has the society’s best interests at heart and is proud of the continued efforts by the dedicated team of volunteers maintaining and operating the assets of our Society.

Souvenir Shop

Located in our Railway Station is the Shop where Train Tickets are purchased, along with a great variety of Souvenirs for you to take home as a memento of your Visit. From Badges, Books, Photo-cards, Dvd’s to Train Bubbles, there’s something for enthusiasts of all ages! Also stocked, is a range of Ice Creams, Cold Drinks and Snacks. All the proceeds from the Shops Sales go back into funding maintenance, restoration projects – in all areas of the site, so your support is greatly appreciated.

Rural History: Restoration Works

Visiting the site? Make sure you visit our Rural History Section to view a selection of projects undergoing Restorative works. From Vintage Tractors to Stationary Engines, Ian and his team will be working over Winter bringing Machinery back to life, ready to be displayed at our next Open Season, commencing Sunday 1st September.

You can find us at 20 Maronan Road, Tinwald, Ashburton, which is beside the Tinwald Domain, where there is plenty of parking available.

You can also type ‘The Plains Vintage Railway’ into your phone map app or click here for directions.

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