What do you know about Ferrymead Railway, in Christchurch, NZ ?

We are attending a 3day Event at Ferrymead Historic Park. Which is entitled “Trains Extravaganza”. Anyone from NZ or local going to this ?

I am usually the Crossing Keeper at Ferrymead Historic Park, Christchurch NZ.

The Ferrymead Railway is a New Zealand heritage railway built upon the formation of New Zealand’s first public railway, the line from Ferrymead to Christchurch, which opened in 1863.

On the opening of the line to Lyttelton on 9 December 1867, the Ferrymead Railway became the Ferrymead Branch and was closed shortly thereafter.

In 1964, rail enthusiasts began relaying track on the historic formation and the Ferrymead Railway officially opened in 1977. It now operates steam, diesel and electric trains regularly and is recognised throughout as one of the most significant rail preservation sites.

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  1. The Ferrymead Railway is a New Zealand heritage railway built upon the formation of New Zealand's first public railway, the line from Ferrymead to Christchurch, which opened in 1863. On the opening of the line to Lyttelton on 9 December 1867, the Ferrymead Railway became the Ferrymead Branch and was closed shortly thereafter.[1] In 1964, rail enthusiasts began relaying track on the historic formation and the Ferrymead Railway officially opened in 1977. It now operates steam, diesel and electric trains regularly and is recognised throughout as one of the most significant rail preservation sites.
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