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The Kingston Flyer is a vintage steam train in the South Island of New Zealand at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. It used 14 kilometres of preserved track that once formed a part of the Kingston Branch. Originally, Kingston Flyer was a passenger express train between Kingston, Gore, Invercargill, and less frequently, Dunedin. It was operated by the New Zealand Railways (NZR) from the 1890s to 1957. In 1971, NZR revitalised the service as a tourist venture, later leasing the locomotives and rolling stock in 1982 to a private company. Since then, the Kingston Flyer has been through a number of owners, most recently being owned by the Kingston Flyer Ltd. A group of volunteers is currently restoring the railway, rolling stock and locomotives to service, but there is no timeframe for when se

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  • The Kingston Flyer is a vintage steam train in the South Island of New Zealand at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. It used 14 kilometres of preserved track that once formed a part of the Kingston Branch. Originally, Kingston Flyer was a passenger express train between Kingston, Gore, Invercargill, and less frequently, Dunedin. It was operated by the New Zealand Railways (NZR) from the 1890s to 1957. In 1971, NZR revitalised the service as a tourist venture, later leasing the locomotives and rolling stock in 1982 to a private company. Since then, the Kingston Flyer has been through a number of owners, most recently being owned by the Kingston Flyer Ltd. A group of volunteers is currently restoring the railway, rolling stock and locomotives to service, but there is no timeframe for when services might resume. (en)
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  • The Kingston Flyer approaching the terminus at Fairlight, December 2000 (en)
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  • 1979-11-25 (xsd:date)
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  • 1979-04-17 (xsd:date)
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  • End of holiday season passenger services. (en)
  • End of regular passenger services. (en)
  • Re-opened to summer season vintage trains. (en)
  • Kingston Flyer name first used for train between Gore and Kingston after nationalisation of the Waimea Plains Railway. (en)
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  • 1886 (xsd:integer)
  • 1957 (xsd:integer)
  • 1937-10-04 (xsd:date)
  • 1971-12-21 (xsd:date)
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  • Operation sold to New Zealand Rail Limited (en)
  • Operation sold to private owner, David Bryce. Services restarted after a two-year lay up. (en)
  • Kingston – Fairlight re-opened to summer season vintage trains. (en)
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  • Kingston Flyer (en)
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  • 2 (xsd:integer)
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  • 2011 (xsd:integer)
  • 1982-12-18 (xsd:date)
  • 1992-12-01 (xsd:date)
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  • The Kingston Flyer is a vintage steam train in the South Island of New Zealand at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. It used 14 kilometres of preserved track that once formed a part of the Kingston Branch. Originally, Kingston Flyer was a passenger express train between Kingston, Gore, Invercargill, and less frequently, Dunedin. It was operated by the New Zealand Railways (NZR) from the 1890s to 1957. In 1971, NZR revitalised the service as a tourist venture, later leasing the locomotives and rolling stock in 1982 to a private company. Since then, the Kingston Flyer has been through a number of owners, most recently being owned by the Kingston Flyer Ltd. A group of volunteers is currently restoring the railway, rolling stock and locomotives to service, but there is no timeframe for when se (en)
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  • Kingston Flyer (de)
  • Kingston Flyer (en)
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