2017 Annual General Meeting

The Society AGM will be held at 2.00pm on Saturday 14th October
on the Johnsonville Community Centre ( downstairs room) .
Light refreshments will be provided.

 Welcome to the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society

The Society was formed in 1944 by enthusiasts interested in the then New Zealand Railways. Membership is open to all with an interest in the New Zealand Railway system both old and new. Members can join a magazine and photo distribution group. Member groups meet in most citys where talks, films and other activities can be enjoyed. We are active in restoring locomotives and rolling stock which we own.

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Desk Calendar

Railway Calendar for 2018

will be available In October 2018.

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Desk Calendar Order Form


  • 13 full colour photos of modern and not so modern New Zealand railway scenes.
  • One Photograph each month plus cover photos.
  • Clear easy to read numbers on the calendar.
  • Printed in high quality gloss art paper with a stiff card backing.
  • Wire bound at top for easy turning of the pages.
  • Location map for each photograph on outside back cover.
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Latest Book Release

Railway Houses of New Zealand
Bruce Shalders

Houses designed by New Zealand Railways provided much needed accommodation for their employees. Eventually developing an architectural branch, Railways went on to design new models of houses, which became iconic within the New Zealand landscape. This book covers the housing programme, the house factory, kitset programme, railway settlements, and includes the social history of living in a railway settlement.

Fullscap landscape format, 72 black and white photographs, 84 colour photographs, 16 blueprints and settlement diagrams, 142 pages, hard bound.


Now Available

NZ $49.00 AU $60.00 NA $79.00 EU $79.00 RoW $79.000
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