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The Shemozzle Steam Express

The Shemozzle Steam Express

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  • Sat 2 Nov ’13, 10:00am – 7:00pm


Palmerston North Railway Station, Matthew Ave, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult return PMR - THP: $75.00
  • Adult return PMR - HVL: $65.00
  • Adult return HVL - THP: $35.00
  • Childt return HVL - THP: $25.00
  • Childt return PMR - HVL: $45.00
  • Childt return PMR - THP: $55.00


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Welcome aboard Feilding Steam Rail's classic carnation-red heritage steam train with the mighty WAb794 on a trip back to the times of good hearty sportsmanship and classic country fare as we take you to Hunterville (pop 441), home of the world-renowned "Huntaway" sheep dog breed, and Shepherd's famed sporting event of the year: the annual Hunterville Shemozzle!
Our special steam excursion on this occasion gives you time in Hunterville to take in some of the banner events that make the Shemozzle a genuine bucket list journey as you watch gnarly shepherds (and some vey fetching shepherdess' too) as they stretch limbs, lungs and talents to the very limits of human achievement.
Their canine friends sometimes seem to be doing even better, by the way!
Locals are easily outnumbered by visitors as the event gains in size, shape and style every year. The atmosphere is one of of great fun and frolic, and it is a day where there will certainly be something to cater for everyone's taste.
Or you could carry on to Taihape where an hour is available to relax and take in the atmosphere of this vibrant rural heartland township.
All in all a celebration of all that is good in life; a great heritage steam train experience, visits to some of our regional countryside's best, and the rare chance to see for yourself just what shepherds do for a good time out!
Proudly supported by Destination Manawatu, the Shemozzle Steam Express promises you a day excursion through superbly scenic landscapes and in to contact with the sorts of people who bring real colour to our region.

Our Express timetable is :
Depart journey - Return journey
Palmerston - North10:00 am - Taihape depart - 3:10 pm
Feilding - 10:35 am - Ohingaiti arrive - 3:35 pm
Marton - 11:25 am - Hunterville depart - 4:45 pm
Hunterville - 12:35 pm - Marton arrive - 5:35 pm
Ohingaiti - 1:15 pm - Feilding arrive - 6:50 pm
Arrive Taihape - 1:45 pm - Palmerston North arr 7:00 pm

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