A bid for $3.6 million to buy the Kingston Flyer vintage
steam train operation had raised $1600 through the PledgeMe
website by the attempt's deadline on Friday.
The owner of the Kingston Flyer is urging the public not to
give money to an appeal set up to save the mothballed
historic steam train operation.
The historic Kingston Flyer operation will remain laid up
indefinitely unless a buyer stumps up the asking price of
$2.5 million, owner David Bryce says.
The Kingston Flyer can still surprise as on Saturday the
historic steam train hosted its first civil union marriage,
Defending champion Oska Inkster-Baynes recorded a clear win
over both the Kingston Flyer vintage steam train and his
closest rival, Daniel Balchin, yesterday.
More than 60 passengers climbed aboard the Kingston Flyer on
a quiet, wind-chilled Kingston morning yesterday.
Kingston Flyer staff say they were not consulted before the
steam train service was suspended on Sunday but were told at
a meeting at 3pm on Saturday of the decision to suspend
tourist train operations for a month, because of safety
The Kingston Flyer will host not only its first wedding but
its first same-sex wedding in January, during a busy summer
schedule of events for the vintage passenger steam train.
The Kingston Flyer will emerge from its winter hibernation at
the end of next month, following maintenance which has given
it another 50 years of life.
Kingston Flyer owner David Bryce (pictured) has announced a
trust is to be formed to preserve the historic steam
locomotive in perpetuity.
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