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 »
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The minutes of the Annual General meeting held on 15th October are now available. Members will need to login to access them under the members section. Please note that the minutes are subject to confirmation at the 2023 AGM.
My Life as a Locomotive Engineer by Kevin Tasker From his earliest childhood memories, Kevin always wanted to be a “driver”. Starting the job at Napier loco depot in 1960, a period of time when Kevin was fortunate to have worked many steam operations between Gisborne and Woodville before the final fires were extinguished… Read more »
The Society’s small team working on the restoration of three Wellington & Manawatu Railway carriages held an open day in our Silverstream, Hutt Valley, workshop on Saturday, 15 October. Work in progress was on display, with various parts being made explained. Star of the show was the unveiling of the prototype kerosene-burning lamp to… Read more »
Work on Wellington & Manawatu Railway carriage 48 has been slowed this year through side effects of precautions against the Covid-19 virus. Carriage 48, drawn out into the sun.. Photo: Rob Merrifield Progress has continued to be made on fittings, with reproduction door hinges and window lifters having been made. We thank… Read more »