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New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Board of Management Elections

At this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Saturday 16 October there will be an election for the Society’s Board of Management. The Election will be for the following positions; President Secretary Treasurer Directors – four required Those elected will hold their positions for three years. The nomination form for the positions… Read more »

Notice of New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Society’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Johnsonville Community Centre, located at 3 Frankmoore Avenue, Johnsonville on Saturday 16th October 2021 from 2.00 pm. Afternoon tea will follow the AGM. The Agenda, formal reports and the Minutes from the previous year’s meeting will be posted on the Society’s website under… Read more »

The Wait is Over… in stock now….

  Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound… Read more »

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 »