A Personal Reminiscence by Tom McGavin. (Taken from RESEARCH NOTES #104) It was recently suggested to me that I could describe how the first issue of this journal was put together, all those 58 years ago. To really understand the process of compilation of that first number, described as Volume 1, Number 1, and dated… Read more »
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Progress on our WMR Carriages
Restoration of the Society’s three carriages built by the Wellington & Manawatu Railway at Thorndon, Wellington 1905-07 is proceeding steadily. Photograph 48 shows the visually complete body of carriage 48, the one that has been worked on longest and is most advanced. photo 48, Rob Merrifield Since that photograph was taken the sparkguards over the… Read more »
The Silverstream Site Photos.
Below are photos of the construction…. 5th December 2003 and the side posts are being erected 16th December and it’s nearly ready 23rd of January – it’s all go 6th of March The shed is opened and our carriage is rolled into its new home. The final product will… Read more »
Wab 794 this is your story.
Our Society’s steam locomotive Wab 794 was leased to Feilding and District Steam Rail Society on 1 February 1997 for restoration to service. It was transferred to Feilding, where it arrived on 22 March 1997 to be overhauled. It has worked excursion trains based at Feilding since. Feilding and District Steam Rail Society has restored… Read more »