NZ dearest trainset?

Dompost and Keeping Stock

The Dompost wonders if at $30,000 a man who has bought a Wellington train is buying NZ most expensive trainset:

With a last minute bid, a man has bought a piece of Wellington’s railway history.

Metlink listed the full sized English Electric 2-car train on Trade Me last week.

However, with the exception of a four-year-old who bid the $29,990 asking price – which was removed – the train had received no bids  until today.

At 11.05am today a Nelson bidder named “Hans” bid the reserve price and was unchallenged.

The train has operated in the Wellington area since the late 1940s

Keeping Stock says no way:

We can provide an answer. It’s not New Zealand’s most expensive train set; not by a long shot. That rather dubious honour goes to Sir Michael Cullen, who spent far too much reacquiring Kiwirail from Toll Holdings in 2008

But even the nearly $1 billion is small change compared with what Len Brown wants to spend on Auckland’s rail loop.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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