Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Taieri Gorge Railway chief executive Murray Bond (left)
presents a certificate of appreciation to former chairman John
Farry at the Dunedin Railway Station this week.
Mr Bond said the certificate and prints of the Taieri Gorge
Railway train and Dunedin Railway Station were presented to
Mr Farry as a mark of gratitude for his 23 years of service
as Taieri Gorge Railway chairman.
Mr Farry retired at the end of last year and had got on board
as chairman during the ''save the train'' appeal in 1991
which raised more than $1 million, Mr Bond said.
Mr Farry said the company had evolved to become part of the
fabric of Dunedin.
''It was just a hobby operation and is now at the point where
it is carrying 80,000 passengers per annum and become a very
significant part of the Dunedin infrastructure.''
Mr Farry said he expected the company to go ''from strength