Posts Categorized: Restoration

Silverstream Restoration Workshop

We were donated some woodworking machinery several years ago that has been very helpful in our carriages restoration project. As the first carriage, No. 48, approaches concluding fitting out work, and before we make a serious start on rebuilding the second, No. 52, it is appropriate to pause and carry out maintenance of the woodworking… Read more »

Progress on our WMR Carriages

Restoration of the Society’s three carriages built by the Wellington & Manawatu Railway at Thorndon, Wellington 1905-07 is proceeding steadily. Photograph 48 shows the visually complete body of carriage 48, the one that has been worked on longest and is most advanced. photo 48, Rob Merrifield Since that photograph was taken the sparkguards over the… Read more »

The Silverstream Site Photos.

Below are photos of the construction…. 5th December 2003 and the side posts are being erected 16th December and it’s nearly ready 23rd of January – it’s all go             6th of March The shed is opened and our carriage is rolled into its new home. The final product will… Read more »

Wab 794 this is your story.

Our Society‚Äôs steam locomotive Wab 794 was leased to Feilding and District Steam Rail Society on 1 February 1997 for restoration to service. It was transferred to Feilding, where it arrived on 22 March 1997 to be overhauled. It has worked excursion trains based at Feilding since. Feilding and District Steam Rail Society has restored… Read more »