Steam train open day delights many

OLIVIA WANNAN
Last updated 16:57 28/07/2013
train xs
ROSS GIBLIN/Fairfax NZ

GREAT DAY: Mila Russek, 6, waits for a turn to ride the steam locomotive Ja1271 at Steam Incorporated's open day at Paekakariki.

Relevant offers

Capital Life

State of grace: Paying tribute to cricket's first superstar William Gilbert Grace Baby antelope takes to Wellington zoo's savannah Routine rescue callout turned into a nightmare Richard the sheep thinks he's a dog Fair's fare when it comes to Newtown When Wellington woke up and smelt the coffee The good oil on coffee's surge to the top Once in a Blackmoon a band reunites Danseur noble a male prima donna Miramar artists open their homes

It was full steam ahead for train society Steam Incorporated's open days at Paekakariki this weekend.

About 650 people came through the rail site over the two days. Restored locomotives were on display, and people could ride the steam train and jigger railway cars along the lines, society president Peter Norman said. "The weather was lovely - we've had a good time."

Six-year-old Mila Russek had been to one of the annual opens days before, and brought the rest of the Russek family from Raumati South today, including baby sister Bonnie, 2.

The event was a great way for kids to appreciate a bit of history, dad Martin Russek said.

"They loved the steam engine the most - really loved going on the old carriage."

Caleb Michell, 11, and Liam Michell, 7, had travelled down from Levin for a family day out. Keen train enthusiasts, they would be hard pressed to choose a favourite from the activities, dad Grant Michell said.

"I think they loved it all."

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Was the weekend's rain welcome relief for your garden/farm?

Not at all - need far more

Sort of, plants/crops got a reasonable drenching

Yes - everything is looking fresh again

Wish the rain would stay away till May

Vote Result

Related story: Yesterday's drizzle no drought breaker for Wellington, Hawke's Bay

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content