Heartland Flyer

On Sunday, a mere 14 hours before the earthquake that closed all the railroad tracks, we boarded the Heartland Flyer in Paekakariki (pronounced pie-ka-ka-ree-kee) and headed north through the Manawatu Gorge up to Woodville and back.
The train is run by Steam Incorporated and, despite the weather, it was a fun and relaxing ride.

There was an old shunter on hand to get us started.
Each car has been lovingly restored in different styles. If you are interested in these lovely cars and engines, click here on their website, then click on  the 'locomotives and rolling stock' tab on the left. 

Hubby took this fabulous shot!

Sunday Pleasure

Saturday Snapshot

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Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I've said it before, but say it again... I love trains!!! This is a stunner.

I keep all those affected by the quake in prayers... YAM xx

Bill said...

Sounds like a great way to experience those classic train cars.

Linda W. said...

Wonderful train photos! Love the old-time trains that have been restored. Hope you are okay after that huge earthquake.

Sue Jackson said...

Great photos! Looks like a lovely train - we have a similar sort of historic steam engine that runs near us. Our sons always enjoyed that when they were young. Glad you enjoyed your day.

So sorry to hear about the earthquake there. Hoping you and your family were all safe.

Have a good week -


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Uppal said...

Train images are so good. Feel sorry for the earthquake affected!

Rhonda Albom said...

What a beautiful train. It looks like a great ride.