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The 2nd shortest railway tunnel in New Zealand, not constructed by the cut and cover technique, is a 42.05 m long tunnel at the Woodville end of the Manawatu Gorge opened in 1891. This tunnel was opened out in 2008.

Labour Weekend 2008 at Keirunga

The weekend went really well with 22 visiting trains, from Auckland to Wellington and everywhere in between. There was a fantastic variety of trains, large, small, electric, petrol and steam driven.

The weather was great on Friday and Saturday, but even though we had cold rain showers on Sunday, the passengers were still coming. Monday was the busiest day of the weekend.

Our Club put on a great BBQ meal at night for everyone.

It was great to see everyone really enjoying themselves at Keirunga Park Railway and making use of the wonderful track that we have.

Thanks to everyone that brought their engines for the long weekend and we hope to see you back at Easter.

You can view photos from the weekend below, with their captions.

Jim McLean and Wee Jockcrossing Fletchers Bridge.

Jim McLean and Wee Jock crossing Fletchers Bridge

Getting water and coal ready for the next run.

Getting water and coal ready for the next run

The Fairlie and the Hunslet getting loaded with passengers at Keirunga station.

The Fairlie and the Hunslet getting loaded with passengers at Keirunga station

Savanna and her electric steam train.

Savanna and her electric steam train

Chris and Fran Arts BIG Ka.

Chris and Fran Arts BIG Ka.

Dennis waiting for steam to build.

Dennis waiting for steam to build

John Romanes new diesel/electric.

John Romanes new diesel/electric

People waiting in the rain for the next train.

People waiting in the rain for the next train

Adam stoking the boiler.

Adam stoking the boiler

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