Steam Train Tour of the South Island
This was the first steam drawn passenger train to travel the Greymouth to Westport since 1993 and 1994 respectively. The West Coasters were very excited at the prospect of having us visit.
WAB 794 pulled our 4 restored carriages this 13-day rail trip. Consequently, seats were limited.
When: Monday, 12th April 2010 - Saturday, 24th April 2010
From Feilding to Westport and return.
Day One Feilding to Picton
Day two Picton to Christchurch
Day Three Visit to Weka Pass Railway
Day Four Free Day in Christchurch
Day Five Christchurch to Greymouth
Day Six Greymouth to Hokitika by train then to Franz Joseph by bus.
Day Seven Bus from Franz Joseph to Shantytown and then Greymouth
Day Eight Greymouth to Westport, return by bus.
Day Nine Bus to rejoin train at Reefton then train to Greymouth.
Day Ten Greymouth to Christchurch
Day Eleven Free Day
Day Twelve Christchurch to Picton
Day Thirteen Picton to Feilding
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Photo's Taken By Nick Stoneman, David Maciulaitis & Steven Russell
Click here to veiw the acticle from the Feilding Herald
Click here to veiw the acticle from the Manawatu Standard
Click here to veiw the acticle from the Marlborough Express