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During July and August 2018 we have concentrated on finishing internal lining for our workshop shed. A big thanks to Rimutaka Trust for funding a final order of ColorSteel cladding and fastenings to fit rails through the workshop floor.

Another ballast wagon has been repaired and painted, bringing the number that have been restored to six.

14 August 2018

During July and August 2018 we have concentrated on finishing…

During July and August 2018 we have concentrated on finishing internal lining for our workshop shed.

14 August 2018

FRONZ 2018 conference delegates made a visit to our railway for a train ride, workshop tour and lunch on Monday 4 June 2018, during their tour of heritage railway attractions in the Hutt Valley.

29 June 2018

FRONZ 2018 conference delegates made a visit to our railway for…

FRONZ 2018 conference delegates made a visit to our railway for a train ride, workshop tour and lunch on Monday 4 June 2018, during their tour of heritage rail

29 June 2018

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