It’s before the advent of diesels
and New Zealand Railways are dominated by huge
black locomotives, panting steel dinosaurs
that breathe smoke and fire. You have just
entered the lost world of TOTAL STEAM.
Live the spectacle of steam and snow on the
Tranz Alpine Railway through the Southern Alps
and the tortuous route of the North Island
Main Trunk line.
Take an exciting ride on the South Island
Limited Express between Invercargill and
Christchurch as it races at speeds at up to 75
miles per hour, or lurch at walking pace on a
“bush lokey” along a tramway into a remote
forest in Westland.
Travel sedately behind a Baldwin loco dating
back to 1901 on the “Hokitika Mixed” or hitch
a free ride on a freight train from Frankton
to the Bay of Plenty through the spectacular
Karangahake Gorge and its notorious tunnel,
hated by engine crews.
Make a nostalgic trip on a rural branch line
into New Zealand’s heartland and potter around
the quaint branch railways of the Waikato Coal
Fields and the smoky shunting yards at
Brought to life in sharp brilliant colour with
a painstakingly recreated sound effects track,
entertaining anecdotes from the men and women
of the time add a personal touch to this
tribute to the great era of TOTAL STEAM.
Total Steam DVD can be purchased
by credit card by clicking on the add
to cart button
or sending a money order for
NZ$24.95 plus $6 for shipping to:
Memory Line Productions
PO Box 14-375