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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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NZRLS AGM held 31 October 2020

President Graeme Carter speaking to his report at the commencement of the AGM. Alongside Graeme is Colin Barry, NZRLS Secretary.

Len Chisholm demonstrating the Trainfinda to one of our members. Trainfinda is a database being developed by Len to record descriptions of photographs that have been scanned for posterity and housed at NZRLS as part of the archives.

Members can log into the members section to view the Performance Report for NZRLS for the year ended 30 June 2020 which was presented at the AGM.

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New Zealand’s ‘Passing Trains’ Wall Calendar – 2021

As mentioned in Turntable earlier this year, the decision was made for NZRLS to cease production of a yearly desk calendar.

However we have worked in association with Karl Morris from New Zealand Railfan, who has produced the 2021 Passing Trains Wall Calendar.  NZRLS members will be able to purchase the 2021 Passing Trains Wall calendar direct at a special price exclusive to NZRLS members.

The wall calendar features 13 colourful pre-1999 views of New Zealand trains in a wide range of scenic locations that capture the very essence of our Nation’s fascinating and diverse railway landscape.

Calendars can be ordered from New Zealand Railfan, P O Box 4450, Palmerston North 4442 or by contacting kvmorris100@gmail.com.

International customers please contact Karl for international mailing costs.

 

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