Steam train excursion

The big event in January 2013 was our steam train excursion. We travelled from Paekakariki to Palmerston North, through the Manawatu Gorge to Woodville and south to Masterton … and then retraced our steps. It was a long day, and the romance of steam tends to forget the smuts and cinders that swirl through the carriages, covering everything in a black film. An unforgettable day, but next time we might opt for a shorter excursion.

There are also some still photographs on this page.