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Important Update on Open Hours at Ava

Under Level 2 we hope to be back to, more or less, normal operations at Ava by Saturday 23 May 2020 BUT with significant changes in place. We must comply with the Government imposed restriction of no more than 10 people present at any one time. This means that anyone wishing to visit our premises… Read more »

Available Now – Graham Stewarts latest book – Crossing Ahead!

When Trams Met Trains in New ZealandĀ  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 »