19 Oct 2023

New Zealand's oldest steam locomotive set to be celebrated

From Nights, 10:45 pm on 19 October 2023

The country's oldest operating steam locomotive is celebrating 150 years of service this Labour Weekend. Owned by the Canterbury Railway Society and based at the Ferrymead Heritage park in Christchurch, the locomotive, known to many as 'Peveril' entered service in December 1873. President of the Canterbury Railway Society, David Maciulaitis talks to Nights about the loco and the celebrations this weekend.