Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Return of steam to the Main Trunk Line

17 August 2005

Return of steam to the Main Trunk Line

Tranz Scenic is expecting a lot of interest in a new special service they are soon to offer on the main trunk line.

The Overlander service, which runs daily between Wellington and Auckland through the heart of the North Island, will be pulled by a steam locomotive for part of the journey over the next three months.

The steam locomotive will pull the Overlander between Feilding and Ohakune and return every Saturday, which means day trips out of Wellington and Palmerston North are also possible for the whole family to enjoy a truly unique experience.

Ross Hayward, Group General Manager Rail Passenger, says "Tranz Scenic is continuing to focus on providing a true tourism experience through its services and this is another example of that approach."

"Steam has always had a special place in the heart of many New Zealanders but we expect there will be good interest from tourists. Tranz Scenic is proud to be part of what many will see as a truly unique event."

"As we have a limited number of seats available each Saturday, it's important for people to book early for the trip"

The first trip will take place on Saturday 27 August, and the last on 15 October 2005.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Dry: Beef + Lamb Launches Drought Resources

The resources include a fact sheet outlining strategies to manage and mitigate the effects of drought, coping with stress on the farm and advice on feed requirements and animal welfare during the dry period. More>>

ALSO:

InternetNZ: Net Neutrality Failure In US "Will Hurt All Users"

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>