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New A&G Price Drawings available

A&G Price Drawings – a further batch of drawings are now available.   The lastest batch scanned are from the third cabinet and are high-resolution scans of the rail-relevant tracings . These cover the period from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s and include surviving drawings of the V-type steam lokey, the RNZAF 87hp petrol locos,… Read more »

Progress Update on WMR Carriage No. 48

This update is on the Woods safety gate as used by the Wellington and & Manawatu Railway, set up on WMR Carriage No. 48. Photo 1 (below) shows clearly the way the gate is double-hung, on swing arms, so it can close off access to or from the steps towards the ground. When open, the… Read more »

Available Now – Retro Reds To The Rescue

The Last Years of Wellington Suburban Train Variety Tony Hurst Currently, Wellington suburban train services are operated by Matangi electric multiple-units, all virtually visibly identical. But as recently as 2011 there was a wide variety of electric units in use, as well as one set of locomotive-hauled carriages, providing a much more colourful and varied operating fleet, including… Read more »

Update on Wab794

In the latest copy of the FRONZ newsletter is an update on Wab794 (which is leased to Fielding & District Rail Society) “On Tuesday 12 September 2017, the Wab was lifted up and wheels removed then placed in the Engine shed to continue with the overhaul. On 1 August 2020, the Wab made it out… Read more »