Glenbrook Vintage Railway Crisis Appeal

Please donate and help support our recovery and our future!

*Reopening Delayed due to COVID-19 Alert Level Two - Reopening Scheduled for Labour Weekend*

Thanks to over 750 generous donors, we have raised over $100,000 to support us through the immediate effects of COVID-19.

With your support we are re-opening in October, and we are planning exciting new tours, experiences, and events.

We are proud to be your railway, and we want to welcome the community back onboard! It's time for everyone to Support Local, so we at GVR are working with local businesses and organisations to help you see and support New Zealand aboard our train. Stay tuned to hear about our new and experiences on the national rail network.

Our steam trains on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway are returning from October, including the Counties Power Christmas Lights - Trains at Night. We'll be opening bookings soon and we're also planning a special celebration coming up.

We are hard at work carrying out our essential maintenance programme. This includes inspecting and repairing our carriages, our annual maintenance and certification of steam locomotive WW 480, and some heavy track replacement and repairs.

We are very pleased to be restarting our trains, but with the border still closed we have lost all of the nearly 100 overseas tour group charters that provided a steady income source for us. Every dollar donated helps us undertake essential maintenance and continue our restoration work.

Please donate and help support our recovery and our future!

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Donate now to help support our recovery and our future!

I want to donate by:

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Please deposit funds into the Glenbrook Vintage Railway Charitable Trust Board Appeal Account


Particulars: Crisis Appeal
Code: Your First Name
Reference: Your Last Name

Recurring donations can also be made to this account with receipts given as per your chosen preference.


Please make cheques payable to:
Glenbrook Vintage Railway Charitable Trust Board

And mail to:

Crisis Appeal
c/o Glenbrook Vintage Railway
PO Box 454
Waiuku 2341

The Glenbrook Vintage Railway Charitable Trust Board is a Registered Charity under the Charities Act 2005 (CC10348).
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