Kingston Flyer leaving  Fairlight, New Zealand

Kingston Flyer leaving Fairlight, New Zealand

Description: New Zealand businessman David Bryce put the vintage train back in operation on 29 October 2011.
Kingston Flyer was originally an express passenger train that ran between Kingston and Gore, Invercargill. The services commenced in the 1890s, In October 1937, passenger services on the Kingston Branch ceased. However, excursion trains from Gore and sometimes Dunedin through to Kingston continued to operate at peak holiday seasons until Easter 1957. For many years, these expresses and excursions operated in conjunction with steamers on Lake Wakatipu to provide the primary access to Queenstown.

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Keywords: 4-6-2 Pacific tender steam locomotive, Fairlight, Kingston, Kingston Branch, Kingston Flyer, NZR AB class, New Zealand, New Zealand Railways Department, railway, steam engine, train

Exif: Exposure: 1/250, Aperture: 7.1, ISO: 100

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