Blenheim Riverside Railway  

New Zealand

Award Winning Railway   


Roll of Honour for the Sadly Departed Members.

Every Society has very special members who help in the best way they know how.

 At Blenheim Riverside Railway Society we are no exception.

 Below is a list of tributes of Society Members who have Passed Away.

May they Rest in Peace and be in the knowledge that their hard work and perseverance was not in Vain. Rest easy.


Society Members who have passed away are as Follows:


  • John Moore
  • Cliff White
  • Lester Holdaway
  • Bob Taylor
  • Dick Townley
  • Murray Guthrie
  • Nevil Matthews
  • Cliff White
  • John Bremner
  • Jock Penney
  • George Walker
  • Ted Russell
  • David Trevena
    Bill Berry
  • Jim Neal
  • Alan Gardiner
  • Jorgen Jungersen
  • Russell Bartlett
  • Ian Simcox

Rest in Peace

The Train of Life

Some folks ride the train of life
looking out the rear,
Watching miles of life roll by,
And marking every year.
They sit in sad remembrance,
of wasted days gone by,
and curse their life for what it was,
and hang their head and cry.
But I don't concern myself with that,
I took a different vent,
I look forward to what life holds,
And not what has been spent.
So strap me to the engine,
as securely as I can be,
I want to be out on the front,
to see what I can see.
I want to feel the winds of change,
Blowing in my face,
I want to see what life unfolds,
As I move from place to place.
I want to see what's coming up,
not looking at the past,
Life's too short for yesterdays,
it moves along too fast.
So if the ride gets bumpy,
while you are looking back,
go up front, and you may find,
your life has jumped the track.
The enjoyment of living,
Is not where we have been,
it?s always looking forward,
to what is done and seen.
It's searching all the byways,
with pleasure and with pain,
for if you want to live your life,
you gotta drive the train!