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The Kingston Flyer
 


The Kingston Flyer - The Story of a Train and a Man
The train is the Kingston Flyer tourist train at Kingston, New Zealand, and the man is Russell Glendinning M.B.E., to whom work became love, and love became work. Spanning more than 100 years The Kingston Flyer is a legend in its own right. The train today is a remnant of a once proud railway system. Locomotives, ships, goldfever and heartache are entangled in this moving picture from the past.
Running Time: 74 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

This film was made as a tribute to Russell Glendinning M.B.E. in due respect for the many years of dedication he has strived to keep the Kingston Flyer running for us to enjoy today.

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Beyond All Reason 

 
Beyond All Reason
Exploring the last remaining railway dumpsite with dozens of wagons and locomotives lying forgotten among the brambles. Whilst swimming in the Grey River, 3 locomotives are found deep below the surface of the Grey River. An attempt is made to take video of them... watch this movie to see what was discovered... and WHAT locomotives they are!
Running Time: 75 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Locomotive Salvage 

 
Locomotive Salvage
The story of 3 old steam locomotives lifted from the Grey River, near Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand. See the action as it happens... listen to the conversations of the men in control. A sight never seen before by human eyes...
Running Time: 92 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Rails and Wires 

 
Rails and Wires
See the Railway, the Trams and the Village in full swing. A story for the whole family... Non stop action from start to finish... Location is Ferrymead Historic Park, Canterbury, New Zealand
Running Time: 80 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Out of the Mud from a Bygone Age - Part 1 

 
Part 1 - Out of the Mud From A Bygone Age
This is part 1 of the story of the Rogers K88 Steam Locomotives restoration at Tinwald, Ashburton, New Zealand.
This video shows a trip back to the site in 1998 to where K88 came from (in 1974) to obtain parts for K88's restoration. As there was no footage taken in 1974 when K88 was lifted, this video brings that event back to life.
Running Time: 75 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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A Dream Completed - Part 2 

 
Part 2 - A Dream Completed
This is part 2 of the story of the Rogers K88 Steam Locomotives restoration at Tinwald, Ashburton, New Zealand.
This video covers the building of a new boiler for K88 from start to finish. This new all welded boiler cost $151,000NZD to have made.
Running Time: 95 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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From Dream To Reality - Part 3 

 
Part 3 - From Dream To Reality
This is part 3 of the story of the Rogers K88 Steam Locomotives restoration at Tinwald, Ashburton, New Zealand.
K88 ultimately failed a boiler inspection... sat outside as a derilict for many years... became the topic of much debate in Ashburton, and finally a trust was set-up with K88's rebirth it's priorty. Come with us as we unravel K88's checkered history. Talk with the men who do the work; ride on the footplate, and share the adventures...
Running Time: 88 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Rally Videos 

  

 

WORLD PLOUGH 2010 BLU RAY
Blu-ray: $59.95 Each

WORLD PLOUGH 2010 DVD SLICK
DVD: $29.99 Each 

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World Plough 2010 and Methven Vintage Club 21st Anniversary Rally
A keen eye sweeps the field ahead, a steady hand eases the throttle open another notch, and with the smell of autumn in the air, the worlds finest plough men and women bend to the work at hand. This is the 57th World Plough, held on the Ridge family farm at Methven, New Zealand. It was also the 21st Anniversary Rally of the Methven Vintage Club. Sit back and watch the events that took place over this time. From the Ploughing Championships to the Vintage Ploughing, the Vintage Harvesting, and the Horse displays. Not to forget the Traction Engines, the Army Displays, and the Modifed Tractors, plus much more... It is all here, in this action packed movie, recorded for posterity… a great event, and a fantastic time out for the whole family.
Running Time: 108 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 16.9 (Widescreen)

 

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Case IH World Tractor Challenge 2006 

 
Case IH World Tractor Challenge 2006
This video covers New Zealands first attempt to break the record for the most tractors working in the same field simultaneously.With 1,836 tractors of all shapes, makes and sizes gathered in the challenge paddock, the record remains unbroken, but it shows in the true Kiwi spirit, everyone working together to produce a spectacle never seen in New Zealand before...
Running Time: 78 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Kirwee Country Fair and Rally, and also, A Tractor Trek into the Wilderness 

 
DVD 1: KIRWEE COUNTRY FAIR & RALLY is of a superb rally, held on Alan & Gail Rowlands farm at Kirwee, to celebrate the centennial of this great event with participants and their tractors coming from all over the country; indeed, many folk have come from overseas to join us on this historic occasion. Of course, one of the great events of the day would have to be the military display where the intense Battle of Kirwee is fought out. Great events, great people and a fantastic time!
Running Time: 114 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

DVD 2: TRACTOR TREK INTO THE WILDERNESS
is a video which will take you, along with around 70 to 80 tractors, out into the Malvern Hills to the west of Darfield, as they wander down winding country lanes, past tall pine plantations and lonely deer farms. Dropping down into fords and scurrying across many bridges is all part of the fun. Yes, this is the way a true tractor trek takes place! Not only will you see the Trekkers in action, you will also witness the film crews crazy, harebrained antics to obtain the actual footage.
Running Time: 83 Minutes Duration

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Woodbury Country Fair and Rally 

 
Woodbury Country Fair and Rally
It was Saturday 23rd April 1966… a very special day for the people of the little South Canterbury town of Geraldine. The Geraldine Young Farmers Club were holding one of the first vintage tractor rallies to be held in the South Island, or perhaps even New Zealand. Farmers and their families had come from all around to be part of this historic occasion.; fully alive with renewed vigor. The Truimph Car club from Geraldine is present as is other local groups
Running Time: 85 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Mobil Silver Plough 

 
51st MOBIL Silver Plough & Country Fair 2006
Held at Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand during May 2006. Early one May morning, in 2006, a certain group of peaple prepared their ploughs in readiness for the world class event, the 51st Mobil Silver Plough. Part of the site was set aside for ploughing with horses, bullocks and vintage tractors. This productions tells the story of what happened at the event, held for the first time with so many horse teams participating... Bullocks ploughing - Horses Ploughing - New Tractors and old, all ploughing!!!! It's a sight once seen, never to be forgotten.
Running Time: 75 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Natural History Videos
 

  

 
Search for the Shining Cuckoo 

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Search For The Shining Cuckoo
SWEET MESSENGER OF SPRING is an exquisite wildlife film made in the lovely countryside of the South Island of New Zealand. Taking 8 years to make it is the story of a very elusive bird, native to New Zealand, rarely seen but quite often heard. Come with us into this virtually untouched country of forest and scrub land, to film and understand this very colourful bird, which is not much bigger than a common little sparrow.Through storms of rain and hail, though long hot summer days; pushing us to the limit with hardships and disappointments. You will see these birds in their natural habitat feeding on caterpillars, moving through the trees and see 'Little Cuckoo' grow up and leave his nest.
Running Time: 112 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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The Return of the Shining Cuckoo 

 
The Return Of The Shining Cuckoo
Come along with us as we try to understand more of this unusual bird.This spring we have selected 3 Warbler nests to try and record the Shining Cuckoo layings its egg.You will be with us as we build each hide; you will experience what it is really like to watch and wait for the cuckoo to arrive.This encounter with nature gives us a greater understanding of nature in general, and we find, what we believe to be, the clue as to how the Shining Cuckoo finds the Warblers nest to lay in.Heartache and disappointment are all part of the story, but what we come to see and understand has, as far as we know, has never been recorded in New Zealand before...
Running Time: 45 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Reunion Videos
 

  

 
Midland 75th Reunion 

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Midland Coachlines 75th Reunion
The Midland Reunion for all staff, friends and their families was held in Kaiapoi, New Zealand to celebrate 75 years since the founding of the company. This informative video covers the events that took place.A 'must have' for all past employees of Midland Coachlines and for anyone else who would like to delve into Midland History.
Running Time: 104 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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Traction Engine Videos
 

  

 
J and H McLaren 125th Anniversary Rally 

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J & H McLaren 125th Anniversay Rally
This DVD is of a rally held on Gavin & Wendy Calder's property at HaIkett, west of Christchurch - on the Canterbury plains - to celebrate 125 years since John & Henry McLaren sent out their Midland Works engine No.1 of 12 HP on the 20th March 1877. This video records for all time the greatest gathering of McLaren Traction Engines in New Zealand for many years. All other makes of Traction Engines are featured too. With engines coming to the event from all over New Zealand, and people coming from England to be part of it all, the sterling merits of McLaren engines are well recognized.
Running Time: 120 Minutes Duration
Aspect: 4:3

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