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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Minutes of the 2022 NZRLS Annual General Meeting

The minutes of the Annual General meeting held on 15th October are now available. Members will need to login to access them under the members section.

Please note that the minutes are subject to confirmation at the 2023 AGM.


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NZRO Archives will be closed on Saturday 12 and Monday 14 November

Owing to planned and unexpected personnel shortages, the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Socety’s archive at Ava will now be closed on Saturday 12 November and Monday 14 November 2022. Normal open days and hours will resume on Wednesday 16 November 2022.
Graeme McClare
Honorary Archivist
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