Posts Categorized: Restoration

Progress Update on WMR Carriage No. 48

This update is on the Woods safety gate as used by the Wellington and & Manawatu Railway, set up on WMR Carriage No. 48. Photo 1 (below) shows clearly the way the gate is double-hung, on swing arms, so it can close off access to or from the steps towards the ground. When open, the… Read more »

WMR 48 Views

A virtual walk around WMR 48 taken when we had it outside. Keith Bennet scanned the carriage and put together a virtual walk around showing inside, outside and underneath views. All views can be zoomed and rotated in the software at this link:- https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=A2ksEMz9JYE Virtual Tour Sponsored by: Keith Bennett Photography, Wellington www.keithbennettphotography.com Proshoot Ltd

WMR Restoration progress

During the restoration of our Wellington & Manawatu (WMR) carriages we have had much-appreciated help from Cover Me Ltd. of Upper Hutt, dZine Signs Ltd. of Upper Hutt and the men of the Upper Hutt Men’s Shed. Although there is still a fair bit of work to do on WMR 48, the car body is… Read more »

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 »