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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Update on progress of WMR 48

The team at North End Workshop have been making visible progress with WMR 48.

Below are two photos taken on 24 November. One shows Glen Summers looking up when painting window sashes for the second side of 48 with the carriage behind him; the other is an interior view of the side where all windows are now installed. Catches and lifters have yet to be made and placed on the sashes.


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Ava Archive Closed on 11 December

To enable the NZRLS archive team to attend a Festive Season function, the Society’s archive will be CLOSED on Saturday 11 December 2021. We will be open again, as per normal, the following week.
Graeme McClare
Honorary Archivist
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