25 Jan 2022

Transport enthusiasts push back against sale of carriages

From Lately, 10:40 pm on 25 January 2022

Dunedin Railways are causing a stir amongst railway buffs as they prepare to sell heritage assets. Six wooden carriages built between 1912 and 1923 are at the centre of the debate in which Dunedin Railways no longer believes to be suitable for commercial use and now considers them to be museum pieces instead. Transport enthusiast Peter Dowden believes they are fit for use and would be a huge loss to Dunedin's tourism industry if they were to be sold.

Update: Dunedin Railways has announced the sale has been withdrawn, pending a decision by its owner – the Dunedin City Council.

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Photo: Dunedin Railways