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 cities 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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2015 Desk Calendar

Railway Calendar 2015

– our 2015 Calendar is now on sale. Ab 608 (Passchendaele) newly restored and running again is this years calendar cover photo. The 2015 calendar has a railways theme with a 21cm x 12cm image on each page.

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  • 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.
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Latest Book Release

NZR Stand Alone Mechanical Signal Boxes Of the HJ Wynne Era 1900-1929 by John Fitzgerald
The NZR signal box stood sentinel over junctions and railway station precincts for over 80 years. Packed full of photographs, signalling and interlock track diagrams, all 129 signal boxes are covered in this book. Card covers, 271 pp, 130 b&w photographs, signalling and interlocking track diagrams, and signal box diagrams…
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