Posts Categorized: WMR 52 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 »

WMR 52 Progress Update

This photo shows John Vannisselroy cutting tierods out from the floor framing of WMR 52. Broken and rotted longitudinal sills from behind him have already been removed. They were very badly affected by breaks and by rot as a result of long exposure to the weather. Transoms are being removed as the team work from… Read more »

Update on Restoration of WMR 52

Restoration is under way on our Wellington and Manawatu Railway Co Carriage No. 52. Here are some photos taken since the middle of last year. Mike Dutton, Alan Wilton and John Vanniselroy place a bogie on the workshop floor for overhaul – photo taken July 2023. John and Katie Vanniselroy working on separating body of… Read more »

Update from North End Workshop

  In early November North End Workshop took delivery of two buffers donated by our member Ian Jenner. These have been sent to go on WMR Carriage 52 when its restoration has progressed enough to be able to fit them. The original drawgear was scrapped many years ago by a former owner when carriage 52… Read more »