A number of excursions and talks on the Passchendaele steam train are planned to commemorate the battle in which New Zealand experienced one of its darkest days.
Click through the links below to find out more about the different trips planned.
Passchendaele Journey - Climb aboard a steam train, and join characters from the NZ military on their journey to and from the devastating Battle of Passchendaele.Wellington Railway Station, 15 October 2017, 12:15pm.
Steam Train Excursions: Remembering Passchendaele - Take a special steam-train journey to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele’s centenary. Wellington Railway Station, 14-15 October 2017.
Return to Paekakariki - Hop aboard at Wellington and journey up the coast to Paekakariki as the train returns after a series of journeys marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 15 October 2017, 3:15pm.
Talks: Battle of Passchendaele and Memorial Locomotive - Hear two fascinating talks, one about the Battle of Passchendaele, the other about its memorial locomotive – both delivered beside the Ab608 Passchendaele itself. Wellington Railway Station, 12 Oct 2017, 11am.
Talks: Women’s Service in World War I - Come to two talks about New Zealand women’s substantial contributions during the First World War, and explore the Passchendaele memorial locomotive at Wellington Railway Station, 13 October 2017, 11am.