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Upper Hutt displays

The Trust recently had displays at a couple of key Upper Hutt community events - Upper Hutt Summer Carnival on 27 February, and March Madness on 19 March.

The cab interior of steam locomotive Wb299 can be seen in the lead photo, set up on Main Street Upper Hutt during the March Madness fair. We set up an interactive exhibit, with an authentic "pea-shooter" whistle, and a collection of Pyle National lighting equipment. The shunting headlamp was mounted on the rear lamp bracket from Wb299, gauge lamps illuminating the maker's plate off Wb292, and a steam pressure gauge. Visitors could switch the lamps via the cab switch box, and "pop" the whistle...

Ben takes a quick break at the Summer Carnival later in the day...

Exterior view of Wb299 cab side at March Madness, with other items of the display.

Our display at Summer Carnival, Trentham Memorial Park. Great to be able to share what we are doing with the public at these events