Posts By: Sandra Knight

Available Now – Retro Reds To The Rescue

The Last Years of Wellington Suburban Train Variety Tony Hurst Currently, Wellington suburban train services are operated by Matangi electric multiple-units, all virtually visibly identical. But as recently as 2011 there was a wide variety of electric units in use, as well as one set of locomotive-hauled carriages, providing a much more colourful and varied operating fleet, including… Read more »

Update on Wab794

In the latest copy of the FRONZ newsletter is an update on Wab794 (which is leased to Fielding & District Rail Society) “On Tuesday 12 September 2017, the Wab was lifted up and wheels removed then placed in the Engine shed to continue with the overhaul. On 1 August 2020, the Wab made it out… Read more »

Important Update on Open Hours at Ava

Now we are at Level 1 we are back to normal operations at Ava which is Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. We are contactable on 04 568 4938 or via email nzrls@actrix.co.nz or via our Facebook page ‘New Zealand Locomotive Society’.

Available Now – Graham Stewarts latest book – Crossing Ahead!

When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand  At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other’s networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way’s, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces. The crossing of a heavy-rail train with a light-railed street vehicle over… Read more »

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… Read more »