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FRONZ conference visit 4 June 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 rail

Wb 299 cab update

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

Mainline track extension - Summer 2018

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

Replacement boiler for Ab 745

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

Work in progress - October 2017

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

Ballast wagon restoration total reaches six

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.

Engine hood frame repairs for ORB No.1

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

Regulator for Wb 299

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.

Gumdigger carriage restoration starts

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

Upper Hutt Summer Carnival 2017

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