Posts By: Sandra Knight

Mark Cole, Former NZR&LS Archivist

It is with regret that I have to advise that the Society’s long-time archivist until recently, Mark Cole, passed away last night (28 May). He was aged 88. Mark had done many tasks for the Society over a very long period of time, including having been our archivist and caretaker of the Thomas McGavin building… Read more »

The Wait is Over… in stock now….

  Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound… Read more »

New A&G Price Drawings available

A&G Price Drawings – a further batch of drawings are now available.   The lastest batch scanned are from the third cabinet and are high-resolution scans of the rail-relevant tracings . These cover the period from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s and include surviving drawings of the V-type steam lokey, the RNZAF 87hp petrol locos,… Read more »