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Work continues on rebuilding the cab for 1898 Baldwin steam locomotive Wb 299. The fireman's cab side has been cut out over the summer, including window and door cut-outs.

25 April 2018

Work continues on rebuilding the cab for 1898 Baldwin steam…

Work continues on rebuilding the cab for 1898 Baldwin steam locomotive Wb 299.

25 April 2018

A selection of photos of recent track work, extending our mainline to a point opposite the Maymorn station building and platform.

19 April 2018

A selection of photos of recent track work, extending our…

A selection of photos of recent track work, extending our mainline to a point opposite the Maymorn station building and platform.

19 April 2018

After months of planning and fundraising, a replacement boiler has been secured for steam locomotive Ab 745.

31 October 2017

After months of planning and fundraising, a replacement boiler…
After months of planning and fundraising, a replacement boiler has been secured for steam locomotive Ab 745.

31 October 2017

A selection of photos of work in progress around the railway.

26 October 2017

A selection of photos of work in progress around the railway.…
A selection of photos of work in progress around the railway.

26 October 2017

In September work started on repairing and restoring a sixth ballast wagon - Yc877. The ongoing programme of work is lifting the overall presentation and standard of the 13-strong fleet. The hopper, underframe and running gear receive attention, and care is taken to clean down and paint the hard-to-reach areas.

22 September 2017

In September work started on repairing and restoring a sixth…

In September work started on repairing and restoring a sixth ballast wagon - Yc877. The ongoing programme of work is lifting the overall presentation and standard of the 13-strong fleet.

22 September 2017

A new engine hood frame is being fabricated for the railway's 30-tonne diesel shunt locomotive - former Ohai Railway Board No.1. The original hood frame had rusted beyond viable repair during its many years outside, exacerbated by build-up of coal dust during the course of its work, and contact with aluminium engine hood doors.

20 September 2017

A new engine hood frame is being fabricated for the railway's 30…

A new engine hood frame is being fabricated for the railway's 30-tonne diesel shunt locomotive - former Ohai Railway Board No.1.

20 September 2017

A regulator handle is being manufactured in Canada for Baldwin steam loco Wb 299, adding key components to the rebuild of the 1898-vintage locomotive.

17 August 2017

A regulator handle is being manufactured in Canada for Baldwin…

A regulator handle is being manufactured in Canada for Baldwin steam loco Wb 299, adding key components to the rebuild of the 1898-vintage locomotive.

17 August 2017

Work has started on the long-term project to restore 1884-vintage Gumdigger carriage A255 back into service.

22 June 2017

Work has started on the long-term project to restore 1884-…

Work has started on the long-term project to restore 1884-vintage Gumdigger carriage A255 back into service.

22 June 2017

Steam locomotive Wb 299 cab and interactive display was the centre-piece of our display at the 2017 Upper Hutt Summer Carnival. We rigged up a petrol-power air compressor to a pea-shooter whistle, which carnival goers were invited to try.

7 April 2017

Steam locomotive Wb 299 cab and interactive display was the…

Steam locomotive Wb 299 cab and interactive display was the centre-piece of our display at the 2017 Upper Hutt Summer Carnival.

7 April 2017

The cab front, side and back of 1898 Baldwin steam locomotive Wb 299 was on display at RailEx over the weekend of 19-20 November 2016.

3 January 2017

The cab front, side and back of 1898 Baldwin steam locomotive Wb…

The cab front, side and back of 1898 Baldwin steam locomotive Wb 299 was on display at RailEx over the weeke

3 January 2017