Marlborough Flyer is a scenic, 17 mile train trip between Picton and the town of Blenheim. This fun, heritage adventure lasts about an hour. You can also book a return trip to Picton. When the Ab608 was built in 1915, the steam locomotive was the first operated by New Zealand Railways. Ten years later, it was named Passchendaele. This honors the 1,500 New Zealand soldiers who were killed within a few days in 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium during World War I.