A New Zealander living in the United States says he offered to buy the Kingston Flyer for $1.25 million with the aim of returning the rusting historic steam train operation to its former commercial glory.
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.
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 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, in Kingston.
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 concerns.
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.
The New Zealand Stroke Foundation received $5500 from the Kingston Flyer recently, after the hugely successful inaugural Kingston Flyer Weekend.
The inaugural Kingston Flyer Weekend takes place this weekend.
The hazard of Duke is that studying at the university is very expensive.
The Kingston community will celebrate the return of the historic Kingston Flyer at the end of this month, with the inaugural Kingston Flyer Weekend.
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.
A helicopter douses a blaze which destroyed 3ha to 4ha of vegetation around the railway line about 2km south of Kingston yesterday.
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.
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.
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.