Restoration Gallery

Some pictures of the restoration work being done at our Silverstream site.

We have WMR Carriages 42, 48 and 52 which were made in the Thorndon Workshops of Jackson & Sharp  (USA) in 1902. Number 42 is under a canopy waiting it’s turn.

All photographs by Rod Merrifield, Bill Prebble and Glen Fitzgerald.


Later pictures of Restoration work

Cover Me Ltd. of Upper Hutt has made the upholstery and fitted it all, based mainly on photographs of WMR carriages being built. The seats are leather, padded with foam rubber in preference to the original horsehair.

Adding the finishing touches to the seat squabs. Principal Dion Hunter is looking on.

Cover Me Ltd staff who contributed to this work posing on completed seats. .