Rimutaka Incline Railway

Building a Sanctuary for Steam

Trust display at Upper Hutt Summer Carnival

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Cab and bunker side of steam loco Wb 299 prominent in public display

A brilliantly fine day at Trentham Memorial Park for the 2015 Upper Hutt Summer Carnival - a great venue for the Trust to promote its activities and operating days. Prominent in the display was the cab and bunker side of steam loco Wb 299, which proved popular with the public. As earlier published in Wb 299 rebuild under way the cab is an interactive exhibit, folk are free to try out the driver's seat and glance out the cab window - and get a sense of the scale and heritage of the loco. 

We also displayed posters with photographs and information on the old Rimutaka Incline route, along with some of the Trust's recent achievements.

Thanks are due to the Rotary Club of Upper Hutt and the Upper Hutt Summer Carnival committee - both of which have been great supporters of the railway.

WGB tries out the driver's seat of steam loco Wb 299
Trust members dismantling the cab side and bunker at the end of the carnival on 28 February