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College Students Welcome Passchendaele Steam Train

posted 25 Aug 2015, 15:13 by OC Web   [ updated 25 Aug 2015, 15:20 ]
"The Passchendaele Stream Train, commemorating New Zealand soldiers who died on the Gallipoli Peninsula in the battle of Chunuk Bair (World War 1), was a huge success at the weekend.

About 250 people took part in the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s train trip from Paekākāriki to ŌŒtaki then back again. During the trip members of Coasters Musical Theatre, dressed up as World War 1 soldiers and nurses, led the singing of popular war-time songs in each carriage.

At ŌŒtaki station, the train was welcomed by a lone piper and a kapa haka group featuring ŌŒtaki school children."