Posts By: Sandra Knight

Presentation from Daran Ponter at NZRLS Annual General Meeting

The guest speaker at this years NZRLS Annual General Meeting was Daran Ponter who addressed the topic “Metlink Rail Operations – Present Operations and Future Plans”. Daren is the chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and a keen observer of rail developments, including the new hybrid trains for the Manawatu and Wairarapa lines which… Read more »

Update on WMR 48

On Wednesday 11th October we made a small but significant addition to WMR 48: we added authentic WMR warning notices to the insides of the entry doors to carriage 48. We found the text to these in Company engineering drawings, and a notice also shows in a Percy Godber photograph taken about 1917. This is… Read more »

2023 Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Papers

The Annual General Meeting of the NZRLS was held on Saturday 28 October 2023 starting at 2.00pm. The venue this year was the Johnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmore Avenue, Johnsonville. The guest speaker this year was Daran Ponter who addressed the topic “Metlink Rail Operations – Present Operations and Future Plans”. Daran is the chair… Read more »