The once-a-year opportunity to have a grounded look at the
Taieri Gorge Railway is back.
The Taieri Gorge Rail Walk would be this Sunday and provided
an opportunity to see Taieri Gorge Railway up close and at a
leisurely pace, walk convener Alan Hamilton, of the Lions
Club of Dunedin South, said.
It would be the sixth time the annual event had been held and
this year funds raised would go towards Dunedin Police Blue
Light Empowering Youth.
Last year about 280 people took part in the event and a
similar turnout was hoped for this year.
Seeing the railway on foot was a ''whole different ball
game'' compared with seeing it by train, he said.
Taieri Gorge Railway operations manager Grant Craig said the
event was a great way to support a good cause.
''It's a great way to see the railway and we don't allow it
[travelling by foot] otherwise,'' he said.
Participants leave by train from Dunedin Railway Station at
8.30am. The walk starts at Flat Stream.
The return journey is by train, arriving back in Dunedin
• Tickets cost $65. All-weather clothing and a good torch are
- Tim Brown