Author(s): Tony Hurst
Since its introduction (or more exactly re-introduction) in 1971 the Kingston Flyer tourist steam train has become a national icon and a major attraction for visitors in the Otago/Southland regions. Today it runs over 14 km of track from Kingston on the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Fairlight, but originally it ran the 36 km from Kingston to Lumsden which was itself a hub for railway lines in the region, now gone. Following the format of our popular books on the Johnsonville and Otago Central lines this book provides a history of the whole 140 km Invercargill to Kingston line with photos of trains that have run over it over the years plus of course a history with photos of the current Kingston Flyer. In all a feast for steam railway enthusiasts everywhere!