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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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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2014 Desk Calendar

Now available!

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

Prices are $16.50 each including postage within New Zealand, $19.50 including postage overseas
Society members see the Turntable for prices and bulk discounts.
We accept VISA and MasterCard.

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