Posts Categorized: Restoration

Wellington and Manawatu Railway Carriages Update

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 »

Steam Locomotive Wab 794 Update

The Society‚Äôs steam locomotive Wab 794 was leased to Feilding & Districts Steam Rail Society 25 years ago for restoration and operation on the main line. FDSRS has comfortably achieved that target and has run the locomotive for many of the intervening years. They are now nearing the end of a major overhaul and re-certification… 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 WMR 48

  This photo shows the first window fitted into the side of WMR 48. Rob Merrifield is indicating it, partly open. It fitted well, a tribute to the people who made the sash several years ago. The main work was by: The late Don Rudd, who made the sashes; and Bill Prebble, who put the… Read more »