Posts Categorized: News

Steam Trails – Life Viewed From the Guard’s Van

  Here is a fresh account of life on the job. Most crew stories have been written from the front of the train, but the guard at the back of the train had a completely different view of the world and the things that occurred on the railway.  Norman Junge was a guard on the… 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 »

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 »