Kingston Flyer

Flyer relaunch sets town abuzz

Flyer relaunch sets town abuzz

With beer flowing in the Kingston Flyer Tavern and Cafe, the camping ground full to capacity and, of course, the Kingston Flyer back on the tracks, residents say Kingston has been brought back to life.

Flying visits

Alongside a rejuvenation of Kingston, the relaunch of the Kingston Flyer is already bringing in more business, with Queenstown's Heli Tours flying trips to the vintage steam train at the weekend.

Flying start for 'train boy'

Flying start for 'train boy'

Driving an old steam train might not be a typical 22-year-old's idea of a fun day out, but for the Kingston Flyer's newest crew member the relaunch tomorrow cannot come soon enough.

Flyer takes to tracks in earnest

Flyer takes to tracks in earnest

After receiving a rap across the knuckles last week for moving a little too early, the Kingston Flyer's operations team got the train moving along the tracks smoothly yesterday morning.

Flyer gets up steam again

Flyer gets up steam again

The Kingston Flyer's engine blew off two year's worth of steam yesterday as the train's operations team fired it up for the first time since 2009.

Kingston Flyer offer to put corporate meetings on rails

Kingston Flyer offer to put corporate meetings on rails

Corporates will be invited to discuss business, hold meetings and host work functions while travelling 11km on a steam train when the Kingston Flyer gets back on its tracks in October.

Flyer firing up for late October start

The Kingston Flyer's whistle will be heard on the Kingston to Fairlight railway by the end of October, according to owner David Bryce, who will be meeting the new operations team today.

Return of the Flyer

Return of the Flyer

Newly-appointed Kingston Flyer operations manager Russell Glendinning is delighted the historic steam train will be back in service by mid-October, and hopes it will boost local businesses.

Kingston Flyer set for October return

Kingston Flyer set for October return

The Kingston Flyer is back on track.

'Flyer' still in limbo

A meeting in Dunedin yesterday between Land Transport New Zealand and parties involved with the Kingston Flyer has resulted in the train's future being left in limbo for a little longer.

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