Posts Categorized: News

WMR 48 and WMR 52 Update

WMR 48 These photos were taken earlier this month (July 2023)     Dan Harawira working on a door for WMR 48 that was hung later in the day.                   One of the doors after painting and glazing.               WMR 52… Read more »

NZR’s Rebuilt G Class – The Phoenix That Failed

We now have this publication in stock.  Orders can be placed using the on line Order Form under the Publications tab. From author Jonathan Shingleton, who brought us Alpine Thunder, the renowned book on the KB class, Jonathan brings us a well-researched and interesting account of NZR’s rebuilt three-cylinder G class. In attempt to make… Read more »

Subscriptions 2023/2024 Year

Members are reminded that the subscription year runs from 1 July to 30 June. The Board has decided on the following new subscription rates and the removal of a  subscription option for the 2023/2024 year: ·         Full member (NZ): $105   ·         Full member (Overseas): $125   ·         Junior member (NZ and Overseas): $63  … Read more »

Ava Archive – Open Times for Members

Our archive and office at the Thomas McGavin Building at Ava is open to members and other visitors at the times shown in the Archives section of the website. In view of the lower numbers of Covid-19 infections, the wearing of a mask is optional. Masks are available at the reception desk for you to… 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 »