Heritage Railway with Train Rides

Silver Stream Railway is a working heritage railway  located on Reynolds Bach Dr in Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand and is open for train rides on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month and selected public holiday Mondays from 11am to 4pm. The railway provides entertainment for all the family and is one of Upper Hutt’s most popular attractions.

Want to do more than just look? Help us maintain and operate the railway –
More information on membership and volunteering at SSR

Silver Stream Railway will be open Sunday 16th June from 11am to 4pm for train rides.  We open at 11am with trains running regularly throughout the day regardless of weather.

Silver Stream Railway (named after the silver coloured stream {Hull’s Creek} that runs beside the railway) is a heritage railway near the suburb of Silverstream in the Hutt Valley 30km from Wellington, New Zealand. It regularly operates former New Zealand Government Railway and ex industrial steam and diesel locomotives along a restored section of the Wellington to Upper Hutt railway that was bypassed in 1954.


Silverstream Spur – saving a public amenity for future generations

Find out why we disagree with the proposed Silverstream Spur road here. We have collected over 2450 signatures in support of retaining the Spur free from development, thanks everyone for their support

Silverstream Spur

L 509 Steaming on the Silver Stream Railway

Silver Stream Railway’s mission is to restore and preserve heritage railway memorabilia – in particular items that relate to the Wellington region.


The beginnings of Silver Stream Railway were in 1967 when the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society (which changed is name to Silver Stream Railway Incorporated in 1983) began a collection of locomotives and rolling stock. Track-laying on the old formation of the Hutt Valley Line did not begin until 1977. The collection of locomotives and rolling stock had previously been stored at a site by the Grace-field Branch in Seaview, and this was transferred to the present Silverstream site in 1984. The official opening of the full 1.5 kilometre track took place on 15 February 1986.