Posts Categorized: News

NZRLS – Policy on Covid-19

Minimum requirements at Traffic Light “Red”, Phase One, at NZRLS sites and meetings to take effect from 5 February 2022. Masks are to be worn by visitors and contractors at both NZRLS sites, which are the Thomas McGavin Building, Ava, and Silverstream North End. Mask wearing is not a requirement of NZRLS staff, administrators and… Read more »

Update on WMR 48

Rob Merrifield has taken delivery of some castings, window latch stops to complete the quantity we need for WMR 48, and leaves for reproduction hinges for all the doors of 48. They are quite nice castings. The hinge parts will need drilling and to have pins and bezels made before they are complete ready for… Read more »

Ava Archive Open Hours over the Festive Season

During the Festive Season, the NZRLS Archive and Office at Ava will be open (with normal hours) on Monday 20th December, Wednesday 22nd December, Wednesday 29th December 2021, then Wednesday 5th January 2022. The other days between those starting and finishing dates when we would normally be open, are taken up with either public or… Read more »

Update on progress of WMR 48

The team at North End Workshop have been making visible progress with WMR 48. Below are two photos taken on 24 November. One shows Glen Summers looking up when painting window sashes for the second side of 48 with the carriage behind him; the other is an interior view of the side where all windows… Read more »

Trams Still Around New Zealand

With 27 books to his credit, well-known author Graham Stewart has announced it is the end of the line, his last book. Graham has completed in-depth research to deliver a well-illustrated coverage of the remaining trams in New Zealand. Trams Still Around New Zealand is true to its title, detailing the existence of 99 trams;… Read more »