Posts Categorized: WMR 48 Progress Updates

Progress on WMR Carriages Restoration

In June our restoration team was making good progress on restoring WMR 48 to as near its as-built condition of 1906 as possible. Work is in hand on: Progressing with completing the electrical fit-out; Hanging the interior doors, two swing doors between saloons and the corridor past the toilet, and that into the toilet compartment;… Read more »

Update on WMR 48

On Wednesday 11th October we made a small but significant addition to WMR 48: we added authentic WMR warning notices to the insides of the entry doors to carriage 48. We found the text to these in Company engineering drawings, and a notice also shows in a Percy Godber photograph taken about 1917. This is… Read more »

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 »

Restoration of Wellington & Manawatu Railway Carriage No. 48, Winter 2022

Work on Wellington & Manawatu Railway carriage 48 has been slowed this year through side effects of precautions against the Covid-19 virus.   Carriage 48, drawn out into the sun.. Photo: Rob Merrifield     Progress has continued to be made on fittings, with reproduction door hinges and window lifters having been made. We thank… Read more »