Announcement re Gabriel from BOIVR Trust:
Having run all holidays, nearly 90 year old Gabriel now needs to have preventative maintenance and cannot run until this has been completed.
The Good News is that all our trains will continue to run as scheduled, hauled by comparative youngster, Timmy (a diesel engine merely 58 years old).
We look forward to welcoming you aboard on the oldest line in North Island, taking you through the main street of Kawakawa to see our beautiful countryside and the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere.
Regular updates on Gabriel’s situation will be posted. Watch this space …