Members are reminded that the subscription year runs from 1 July to 30 June. The Board has decided on the following new subscription rates and the removal of a subscription option for the 2023/2024 year: · Full member (NZ): $105 · Full member (Overseas): $125 · Junior member (NZ and Overseas): $63 … Read more »
Posts By: Sandra Knight
Our archive and office at the Thomas McGavin Building at Ava is open to members and other visitors at the times shown in the Archives section of the website. In view of the lower numbers of Covid-19 infections, the wearing of a mask is optional. Masks are available at the reception desk for you to… Read more »
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.
My Life as a Locomotive Engineer by Kevin Tasker From his earliest childhood memories, Kevin always wanted to be a “driver”. Starting the job at Napier loco depot in 1960, a period of time when Kevin was fortunate to have worked many steam operations between Gisborne and Woodville before the final fires were extinguished… Read more »
The Society’s small team working on the restoration of three Wellington & Manawatu Railway carriages held an open day in our Silverstream, Hutt Valley, workshop on Saturday, 15 October. Work in progress was on display, with various parts being made explained. Star of the show was the unveiling of the prototype kerosene-burning lamp to… Read more »