Posts Categorized: News

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 »

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’.

Books for sale

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

New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society is now on Facebook

Visit us on Facebook. We plan to use Facebook to promote the Society, our own publications and as well as our range of surplus pre-loved books. Go to Facebook…Or Log into Facebook and search for ‘new zealand railway and locomotive society’..If you are looking for a specific book send us a message via Facebook and… Read more »