Our Team

The Rail Guides

Collette Dodge

Head Guide

Jaime Gardiner

Head Guide

Heather Fargher

Rail Guide

The Support Staff

Jane Oppatt

Owner/Operations Manager and Rail Guide

Jane manages daily operations, including staff, bookings and accounts. Jane also works as a Rail Guide when needed.

Neil Oppatt

Owner/CEO and Rail Guide

Neil, who had the bright idea to develop the business that allows people just like you to travel along a railway, is responsible for the overall running of the business including track maintenance and can be found working around the railway and sometimes even guiding.

Jesse Oppatt

Safety Manager

Jesse, an early Rail Guide while working his way through university is now responsible for overseeing the safe working of the RailCruising operation. A Safety Consultant responsible for managing safety of several New Zealand tourism operations, can sometimes can be seen working as a Rail Guide.

Collette Dodge

Safety Administration

Collette is responsible for ensuring that the paperwork required to maintain the safe workings of the RailCruising operation is kept up to date.

Daron Dodge

RailCruiser Maintenance

Daron is responsible for ensuring that all railway vehicles are safe to operate. He is responsible for ongoing required RailCruiser maintenance inspections.