Kingston Flyer

Kingston Flyer trust to be formed

Kingston Flyer trust to be formed

Kingston Flyer owner David Bryce (pictured) has announced a trust is to be formed to preserve the historic steam locomotive in perpetuity.

Weekend raises $5500 for Stroke Foundation

The New Zealand Stroke Foundation received $5500 from the Kingston Flyer recently, after the hugely successful inaugural Kingston Flyer Weekend.

First Flyer weekend

The inaugural Kingston Flyer Weekend takes place this weekend.

High-flyers bound for Duke University

High-flyers bound for Duke University

The hazard of Duke is that studying at the university is very expensive.

Kingston Flyer Weekend soon

Kingston Flyer Weekend soon

The Kingston community will celebrate the return of the historic Kingston Flyer at the end of this month, with the inaugural Kingston Flyer Weekend.

Flyer funds spent on advertising

Flyer funds spent on advertising

Money raised and donated for the purpose of getting the Kingston Flyer back on its tracks has been spent, the man in charge of the fundraising endeavour said.

Spark from Flyer likely cause of fire

Spark from Flyer likely cause of fire

A helicopter douses a blaze which destroyed 3ha to 4ha of vegetation around the railway line about 2km south of Kingston yesterday.

Passengers just fly into Kingston

Passengers just fly into Kingston

Passenger numbers are riding high for the Kingston Flyer since its opening day two weeks ago, with more than 1500 people taking the steam excursion from Kingston to Fairlight.

Flyer back on tracks

Flyer back on tracks

It was, indeed, time for celebration and for hope when the Kingston Flyer's whistle blew again and when the steam and smoke billowed forth. The Flyer's two locomotives are on track again and more than 1000 passengers took the 14km trip from Kingston to Fairlight last weekend to mark the long-awaited return of the vintage train.

Rescued Flyer back on track - and packed

Rescued Flyer back on track - and packed

Queenstown and Southland were on Saturday united in the small township of Kingston, in celebration of the long-awaited return of vintage steam train the Kingston Flyer.

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