Search and Copying Fees

Opening Hours/Days

Open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. Hours 9.30 am to 2.00 pm (opening times may vary so ring in advance to check)

(Closed statutory holidays)

1A North Street Petone (adjacent Ava Station)
Phone (04) 568 4938 to check access or book a time.

Contacts, Graeme McClare, phone (04) 528 2745
or Bill Prebble, phone 027 468 2655



Non Members


Search Fee
Request in person
Minimum 1 hour
$10 per visit* Free
Request by mail etc.
Minimum 1 hour
$25 first hour,
$20 each additional
half hour
First hour free,
$15 each additional
half hour

for Private Use/Research
Cost of print of image or digital medium + 20%
Minimum charge $15 per order
Cost of print of image or digital medium + 10%
Minimum charge $5 per order

Out sourced reproduction
Colour copying, Photos etc
Enquire for scale of charges
Postage and Packaging at cost
* If no significant Archivist input required

Affiliated societies, will be charged as for Society members, except Minimum Charge will be $10 per order.

Full Schedule of Rates and Conditions with Image Request form
The above charges are to assist in meeting the overhead costs of maintaining and administering the archives and the Society’s premises. The Archivist and archive team work on a voluntary unpaid basis.

Our Reply
Enquires for material from our archives may take some time to action. We are a railway interest society, and only have a very small team of voluntary archives staff who do this work in their spare time.  As such we are not always able to give instant answers to requests by return email. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for our volunteers to research and reply to any request.

Thank you