The railway is operated on a voluntary basis by the members of the A.S.M.E. club. On a normal Sunday the club locomotive and usually member's live steam locomotives pull trains made up of passenger carriages around the extensively landscaped and interesting track. The journey starts and finishes at the station building "Waipuna Junction" and during the ride the train travels the cleverly designed track that gives the illusion of going on a long journey. Along the way the train will pass through tunnels and cross bridges and negotiate an elevated trestle section. Something to look out for is the large boat pond operated by the Scale Marine Modelers club.
Generations of Aucklanders have brought their children to the track for a ride on the trains and indeed today it is not unusual for family groups of Grandparents, Parents and Children to come and visit on a Sunday afternoon. The A.S.M.E. railway experience is indeed one of Auckland's best kept secrets.