Welcome to the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society

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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. Member groups meet in most cities where talks, films, and other activities can be enjoyed. Read more–>

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WMR Restoration progress

During the restoration of our Wellington & Manawatu (WMR) carriages we have had much-appreciated help from Cover Me Ltd. of Upper Hutt, dZine Signs Ltd. of Upper Hutt and the men of the Upper Hutt Men’s Shed.
Although there is still a fair bit of work to do on WMR 48, the car body is now fully sign written on the outside. The seats made by the Men’s Shed and the upholstery of padded leather is now installed.


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New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society is now on Facebook

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We plan to use Facebook to promote the Society, our own publications and as well as our range of surplus pre-loved books. Go to Facebook…Or Log into Facebook and search for ‘new zealand railway and locomotive society’..If you are looking for a specific book send us a message via Facebook and we can check whether we hold a surplus copy in our archives. We will have regular photos from the archives, including some mystery photos, where we will seek more details.

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