31 Mar 2012

Return of Kingston Flyer marked

7:01 am on 31 March 2012

The Kingston community will celebrate the return of its historic steam locomotive this weekend.

The Kingston Flyer was parked up in 2009 after the company which owned it went into receivership owing more than $4.5 million.

The train and tracks were purchased by former Marlborough wine grower David Bryce last year and Mr Bryce has spent the past six months operating the venture.

Mr Bryce says now that the train has been running for six months, it is time to celebrate by giving people a special discount.

He says he bought the train because he liked it and it underpins the tourism economy for the town.

Proceeds from the two day celebration will go to the Stroke Foundation.

Mr Bryce suffered a stroke in March last year.