Southern Steam

FEASIBILITY

The Southern Steam Train Charitable Trust, categorised into three categories.

GET IT

To buy the Kingston Flyer assets means money. Lots of money. In order to secure the flyer we’re looking at a serious capital outlay.

FIX IT

Perhaps you can fabricate boilers, or maybe you’re specialties lie in working the end of a BBQ. Thats great. We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers of all skill types. In registering your interest today, we become better poised in our feasibility study, and our chances of success increase

RUN IT

We look to base ourselves off popular NZ rail heritage excursion groups like Mainline Steam and Steam Inc. adopting a set calendar of excursions as well as ad-hoc excursions. Tying in with the popular Burt Munro, Oyster Festival and Crank Up days. There’s a long way to go yet, but we’re making headway. If you’d like to get involved click here

Want to get involved?

STOP RIGHT THERE

WE'RE NOT STEAMING OFF JUST YET
FEASIBILITY STUDY

There’s no point in lifting a single bolt until we fully understand what we’re in for. Our feasibility study includes every aspect of the Kingston Flyer from acquisition, storage, restoration, and running, to the surrounding community impacts both in Invercargill and Kingston. We're delving into as much detail as we can which will better enable us to Get it, Fix it, and Run it. If you're interested in getting involved, click here and help make this happen.

  • This is priority number 1. In order to do it once and do it right we need to be in the best position we can be. We won't be doing this job by halves, so we need to know exactly what resources we need to be able to repair it to a high standard.

  • We're basing ourselves off successful rail charter models like Mainline Steam and Steam Incorporated.

THE GOVERNANCE TEAM

Your passionate team of Trustees and Trust Members.

LINDSAY BUCKINGHAM

Tustee | Chair
Managing Director of Lattitude 46 and a quantity surveyor by trade, Lindsays blend of Engineering, Leadership and Rail History is invaluable to the Trust.

MYLES MANIHERA

Trustee | Treasurer | Acting Secretary

Tim Shadbolt

Trustee
Mayor Tim’s passion for community involvement and community improvement led him to this, the Southern Steam Train Charitable Trust.

Joan Scarlett

Trustee
Joan has a passionate history for development in Southland. A member of the Troopers Memorial Trust, Vibrant Southland, the Scottish Hall Trust combined with heavy involvment in the restoration of #11 Ness Street, Joan has taken on this new challenge.

Jens Jensen

Trustee
Jens has a long history in technology. Owner of Jensentech – IT specialists, Jens runs contracts in the Telly-Communication sector. Jens fixes problems other can’t.

Roger Beattie

Trust Member
Roger is the managing director of Beattie McDowell Architects, the next iteration of a business founded in 1927. Not just contributing his design skills, Rogers contribution to critical discussions is held in high regard by the Trust.

Darryl Kensington

Trust Member
As the managing director of Kensington Consulting – Civil engineers, Darryl is no stranger to conquering engineering challenges.

Do you think you can make a difference?

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with the Southern Steam team