New Zealand Railway Documents

We have accumulated a vast amount of information from archive sources


Some documents that may be of interest: 


Heritage Listings

xls 340kb

pdf 646kb

All rail-related items recorded or listed by territorial authorities, NZHPT, DoC, IPENZ and RHTNZ. Includes all items in our Rail Heritage Register

NZR Bulletin Index

pdf 5,538kb

An index to the NZR Staff Bulletin, which has lots of items of interest to railway enthusiasts

NZR Mileage Table 1957

pdf 2,279kb


Opening & closing dates for all sections of line. NZR official publication

Station Opening and Closing Dates


pdf 888kb

Opening & closing dates for all stations. Prepared by Juliet Scoble


Station Archive

xls 34,240kb


Snippets about NZR locations. Prepared by Juliet Scoble




Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, but at times the limited availability of historical information may have led to unintentional inaccuracies. We appreciate any comments or corrections that will improve the quality of information. Please contact us at:


Rail Heritage Trust of New Zealand
PO Box 593


Ph: 04 498 3089