Posts By: Rod

NZR D-class Locomotive

NZGR D-class steam locomotives New Zealand Government Railways operated a number of small four-coupled steam tank locomotives known as class D. Several went on to second careers with private owners. The NZR&LS Archives hold a number of working drawings of D class locomotives, which have all been scanned. Copies of these scans can now be… Read more »

A&G Price Drawings

In mid-2018 the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society Inc took on custodianship of the majority of the surviving engineering drawings from A&G Price and William Cable. The Price drawings date back to the mid-1890s while the Cable drawings date from after WWII. A small team has started listing and scanning those drawings that are… Read more »

Image Identify

We are inviting members to look through some of the images that we have scanned but have no description, location, vehicle type, date etc. At this stage, the content of the image descriptions is being appraised as we work with 2 database suppliers. This is the area where members help will be required. The image… Read more »

New Book Release

  THE KAIKOURA JOB REBUILDING KIWIRAIL’S MAIN NORTH LINE Reprint Now Available The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the Kaikoura region on 14 November 2016 caused the most devastation to the rail and highway network known in New Zealand in modern times.       The transport corridor along the Kaikoura coast was largely destroyed…. Read more »

Silverstream Restoration Workshop

We were donated some woodworking machinery several years ago that has been very helpful in our carriages restoration project. As the first carriage, No. 48, approaches concluding fitting out work, and before we make a serious start on rebuilding the second, No. 52, it is appropriate to pause and carry out maintenance of the woodworking… Read more »