Posts Categorized: News

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 »

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 »

Available Now – Retro Reds To The Rescue

The Last Years of Wellington Suburban Train Variety Tony Hurst Currently, Wellington suburban train services are operated by Matangi electric multiple-units, all virtually visibly identical. But as recently as 2011 there was a wide variety of electric units in use, as well as one set of locomotive-hauled carriages, providing a much more colourful and varied operating fleet, including… Read more »