By TBHS | Posted: Thursday July 2, 2020
Congratulations to Thomas Kyle, who is the youngest person to have have been put through his steam ticket by the assessor Mr Peter Boys of Darfield.
Thomas is a fourth generation steam engine driver in his family: his Great Grandfather (Mr Bill Clarke), Grandfather (Mr Tom Kyle), Father (Mr John Kyle) and now Thomas have all had a shared interest in steam engines. The family have three steam traction engines and are in the process of building a steam truck.
The photos show Thomas being presented with his Certificate by Mr Dowell McLeod of Christchurch (another Traction Engine owner) who spent many years rebuilding the steam train at Pleasant Point to get it up and running again.
Well done Thomas - it is great to hear what our boys are up to in the community..