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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.

Wb steam locomotive display at Railex 2016

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