Wa 165 to hit the rails this weekend

The train is pictured about to cross the runway of Gisborne Airport as passengers disembark from Air New Zealand flight NZ8167 earlier this month. This is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where a train track crosses a plane runway. The train will also be running for the visitors from the Golden Princess cruise ship on Sunday. Picture by Nick Griffin

THE stories this train could tell. the 121 year-old Wa 165 owned by Gisborne City Vintage Rail is making steam for a excursion to Muriwai on Saturday.

It is one of the first built in New Zealand and has been lovingly restored. Souvenirs and refreshments are available aboard (cash only).

The train departs from Gisborne Railway Station at 1pm.

Buy your tickets from the Gisborne i-Site or over the phone with a credit card on (06) 868-6139.

THE stories this train could tell. the 121 year-old Wa 165 owned by Gisborne City Vintage Rail is making steam for a excursion to Muriwai on Saturday.

It is one of the first built in New Zealand and has been lovingly restored. Souvenirs and refreshments are available aboard (cash only).

The train departs from Gisborne Railway Station at 1pm.

Buy your tickets from the Gisborne i-Site or over the phone with a credit card on (06) 868-6139.

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