Posts By: Sandra Knight

Steam Locomotive Wab 794 Update

The Society’s steam locomotive Wab 794 was leased to Feilding & Districts Steam Rail Society 25 years ago for restoration and operation on the main line. FDSRS has comfortably achieved that target and has run the locomotive for many of the intervening years. They are now nearing the end of a major overhaul and re-certification… Read more »

2022 Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society

The Annual General Meeting of the NZRLS was held on Saturday 15 October 2022 at the society’s Silverstream North End preservation facility, Chalfont Road, in Silverstream. The meeting had  some extra features for members such as a tour of the facility including, of course, the impressive restoration work on WMRC car 48.  Society publications were… Read more »

Steam Trails – Life Viewed From the Guard’s Van

  Here is a fresh account of life on the job. Most crew stories have been written from the front of the train, but the guard at the back of the train had a completely different view of the world and the things that occurred on the railway.  Norman Junge was a guard on the… Read more »