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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 48 Views

A virtual walk around WMR 48 taken when we had it outside. Keith Bennet scanned the carriage and put together a virtual walk around showing inside, outside and underneath views. All views can be zoomed and rotated in the software at this link:- https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=A2ksEMz9JYE Virtual Tour Sponsored by: Keith Bennett Photography, Wellington www.keithbennettphotography.com Proshoot Ltd

Books for sale

The Society has a large collection of Second Hand Books for sale. Some in pristine condition, others not so.

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 »