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 is the founder of the Taieri Gorge Railway and is now the joint owner of the company with the Dunedin City Council. The Trust is an active participant in the operation of the Taieri Gorge Railway with its award winning volunteer members hosting passengers on the cruise ship excursion trains.

The Trust was formed in 1978 but its genesis goes back to the 1950's when the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society (NZRLS) began running excursion trains both into Central Otago and on other New Zealand Railway (NZR) lines out of Dunedin. The decision of NZR in 1976 to cease operating excursion trains led to the formation of the National Federation of Rail Societies and an agreement with NZR to allow operation of privately owned carriages on their tracks.


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FRONZ logo3The OETT  is a member of the  FEDERATON OF RAIL ORGANISATIONS NZ INC. known as FRONZ.  They also publish a monthly magazine entitled Journal.

There is a link to Journal November 2018 Issue 182, here. You  will also be able to access earlier editions.





Latest News

No Changes to Committe at AGM

September 28 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the OETT  was held on  Tuesday 25th September 2018.Main PointsThe committee; no changes were made to  the committee. Read More…

AGM 2018 Coming Soon

July 20 2018
The 2018 AGM of the OETT will be held on Tuesday 25th of September 2018. Read More…


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