Kingston Flyer

Full steam ahead

A new Kingston Flyer operator plans restarting the vintage steam train within a year. Pounamu Tourism Group is leasing the Kingston icon from a group of investors, who bought the train and associated land and buildings last year and finally...
The Kingston Flyer's former owner has died. Well-known Marlborough winegrower David Bryce died surrounded by family at home on Monday. He was 59. Bryce bought the Flyer in 2011 and spent $1.3 million on restoration before a relaunch in 2012. After...
News of the Kingston Flyer’s sale has sparked tears and applause in the local community yesterday. There was a round of applause at long-time Flyer driver and manager Russell Glendinning’s funeral in Lumsden, while Flyer advocate Karl Barkley, who set...

Flyer back on track

A Wakatipu tourism icon that's been off the rails for four years is finally back on track. The vintage Kingston Flyer steam train has this week been bought by a consortium of local investors. Based full-time in Kingston since 1971, the...
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