DG760 has run on a number of public and private tracks in the North Island. A purpose-built trailer is used to transport the locomotive and carriage, which weighs nearly half a ton.
Keirunga Park, Pufflet Road, Havelock North
The track is 846 metres (just over half a mile) long and caters for 3.5", 5" and 7.25" gauges. Traversing the hilly topography of the park demands a ruling gradient of 1 in 100 uphill and 1 in 50 downhill. The ruling curve radius is 43 feet. The single track main line crosses four high viaducts - a curved wooden trestle, a steel arch and two concrete structures as well as passing through three tunnels.
DG760 can pull up to 6 carriages with 25 people in total at Keirunga.
1st and 3rd Sunday (weather permitting), 11 am and 4 pm, plus Easter and Labour Weekends.
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Hikoikoi Reserve, Seaview, on Petone foreshore, behind the Mobil Service station.
Seaview's track is a 350 metre oval track, with two station tracks and a straight through track, and a separate loop for loading. It also has reverse sidings to access easy storage in the shed.
Every Sunday afternoon, 1.00-4.00 pm (weather permitting).
Maidstone Park, Upper Hutt
A single track around the park.
1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 1 pm to 4 pm.
Marriner Reserve, Palmerston North
A double loop track with a bridge crossover, around the Marriner Reserve.
1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 1 pm to 4 pm Summer, and 1 pm to 3 pm Winter.
Marine Gardens, renamed Raumati Junction, Raumati Beach
A track which goes around the gardens, through cuttings, over bridges and through tunnels.
Every Sunday, 1-4 pm, plus public holidays, weather permitting.
Centre Park, Robertsons Road, Manukau City
The Manukau Live Steamers Track starts at the Massey Junction station. The Prairie track is 1200 metres and follows the edge of a large playing field. The Hill track is 850 metres long with uphill grades of 1.5% and a 90 metre curved tunnel. The tunnel has light signals at the entrance with a track sensor about 3 metres before the tunnel.
40 mins east of Masterton. Owned privately by Ken Evans.
This track encircles the property, going down an embankment, over a dry streambed, and back around in front of the old schoolhouse playground area. Visitors by invitation only.