Posts Categorized: News

Minutes of the 2022 NZRLS Annual General Meeting

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.  

NZRO Archives will be closed on Saturday 12 and Monday 14 November

Owing to planned and unexpected personnel shortages, the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Socety’s archive at Ava will now be closed on Saturday 12 November and Monday 14 November 2022. Normal open days and hours will resume on Wednesday 16 November 2022. Graeme McClare Honorary Archivist

Available Now – My Life as a Locomotive Engineer

  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 »

Wellington and Manawatu Railway Carriages Update

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 »

Ava Archive: Open Times for Members

In view of the changed intensity of the Covid-19 pandemic our archive and office at the Thomas McGavin Building at Ava is open to members and other visitors subject to the wearing of a good quality mask during their visit. Masks are available at the reception desk for you to use, if you need one…. Read more »