Otorohanga Steam Fest 2017


Posted on: Friday 25 August 2017 under: Events




On the 19th and 20th of August 2017 was the Otorohanga Steam Fest.
Two days of steam and vintage displays and of course trains.



The weather for the weekend wasn't the best especially with heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
However the event went well, with many train excursions between Otorohanga, Te Kuiti and Te Awamutu

The Kiwirail Express
The Kiwirail Express

The first train of the weekend was diesel hauled as the steam excursions sold out fast so it was added to allow more people to enjoy a train ride.



JA1275 from Mainline Steam
JA1275 from Mainline Steam

A highlight of the weekend was the races between the Train, Vintage Cars and a Helicopter (it was supposed to be a plane but the weather didn't allow).

Vintage Cars
Vintage Cars
JA1275 from Mainline Steam
JA1275 from Mainline Steam

A video is in the works and should be up in a few days.