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THE HERITAGE & TOURIST RAILWAY INDUSTRY

The heritage and tourist rail industry in New Zealand comprises over 70 organisations covering a diverse range of activities from museum type organisations, collecting and conserving historic rail equipment, artefacts and archives, to rail operations primarily targeted at the tourist or leisure market.

Members of FRONZ include:-

  • 2 Network Operators with their own Heritage line (longest 60 km) 
  • 5 Network Operators with no heritage line 
  • 19 Museum & Heritage Line operators 
  • 2 Regional Railfan Organisations & Excursion Operators 
  • 11 Narrow Gauge Railways (520 mm or greater, but under 1067 mm) 
  • 1 Street Tramway Operator
  • 3 Street Tramway Museum line Operators 
  • 6 Rail Heritage Building & Infrastructure Preservation Organisations 
  • 2 Railway Research & Publishing Organisations 
  • 11 Locomotive Restoration & Display Facilities 
  • 1 Government Department (Dept of Conservation) 
  • 1 Offshore Rail Operating line (Rarotonga Steam Rly; Cook Islands)

Major Activities of the Federation

ANNUAL CONFERENCE
INDUSTRY LEADER
 
EXECUTIVE OFFICER VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT ANNUAL AWARDS
INDUSTRY STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMUNIQUES, NETWORKING, AFFILIATION FRONZ Logo MONITORING LEGISLATION & BUREAUCRACY CONTRACTS NEGOTIATION & PURCHASING
ACCESS TO EXPERT PRACTITIONERS
ADVOCACY & DISPUTES RESOLUTION
 
LOCAL ISSUES & SITE VISITS FUNDING REVIEW & SUPPORT TECHNICAL PAPERS