A campaign by the Southern F Locomotive Trust to buy the
Kingston Flyer will be making a new push to raise funds to
secure the vintage steam train.
An Invercargill-based campaign to save a piece of New Zealand
history gained support in Dunedin this week.
The historic Kingston Flyer steam train will co-star today in
the major Bollywood feature film being shot in the Wakatipu,
the film company and receiver confirmed yesterday.
The plight of the Kingston Flyer train has sent ripples as
far away as the UK, where railway enthusiasts have expressed
their concern and willingness to support the train.
A legal battle has erupted over who owns assets
associated with the Kingston Flyer historic steam train.
The Southern F Locomotive Trust, of Invercargill, is not
tendering to buy the historic Kingston Flyer steam train
business, saying there are too many "grey areas" surrounding
the assets for sale.
Any new owner of the Kingston Flyer could find themselves
unable to operate it as such, as the name is subject to a
An Invercargill-based charitable trust wants to buy the
The Invercargill-based charitable trust battling to save the
historic Kingston Flyer will be fundraising in Queenstown and
Glenorchy from today until January 2.
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