Featherston Heritage Complex

Cnr Lyon & Fitzherbert Streets, Featherston
Featherston, Wellington
See a Fell Engine, as used on the Rimutaka Incline, and a video showing it working. The Incline took the rail service over the hills between the Wairarapa and Wellington before the present-day tunnel was opened. The line operated for 77 years. Popular children's book 'Hero of the Hill' by Joy Cowley is based upon the story of the Rimutaka Railway and Fell Engine.

The Heritage Centre also features stories about the World War One military traning camp and World War Two Japanese prisoner-of-war camp which were once in the area.

The Information Centre is in the Old Court House, which dates back to 1860, the museum is in the 1916 Waiorongomai School Hall.
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    Fell Engine
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    4 Fell Engines
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    Featherston Information Centre
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