Exhibition Express

In 2013 KiwiRail commemorated 150 years of rail in New Zealand.  The Exhibition Express was at 12 open days throughout New Zealand showcasing rail's capacity today and acknowledging New Zealand early railway leaders, engineers and builders.


The Exhibition Express comprised a DL locomotive (north island only), AK cars from our Scenic Journey Services and four themed containers:

  • Moving Experiences
  • Moving the Economy
  • Move Safely and Responsibly
  • Moving Through the Times


12 locations throughout New Zealand were chosen to hold public opens days.  Some open days were supported by rail heritage operators, and customers or suppliers of KiwiRail.

  • Auckland (The Strand, Parnell)
  • Hamilton (Frankton)
  • Mt Maunganui
  • Stratford
  • Palmerston North
  • Wellington
  • Greymouth
  • Invercargill
  • Dunedin
  • Oamaru
  • Timaru
  • Christchurch (Lyttelton Port)