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Rail vehicle shed

Rail vehicle shed

Some of the team working on the rail vehicle shed

The rail vehicle shed at Maymorn has been one of the primary projects for the Trust over the last few years. A huge amount of design work, engineering consultation, planning and project management has gone into the structure. The vast majority of the foundation work, component fabrication and final construction has been undertaken by volunteers working in their spare time. The decision to replicate an original 1911 New Zealand Railways 2-road engine shed design has paid dividends in that the Maymorn station has a real railway depot “feel” about it. The building will also complement future heritage railway operations.

Recent posts

Concrete floor, steps and wall cladding

An update on work done on Saturday 7 May 2016 - we placed 2.4m3 of concrete, casting a set of steps into the road 1 inspection pit, and two floor slabs. Complicated form work and a lot of manual concrete placing - but well worth the effort. The steps and floor slabs have tidied up the inspection pit area of the shed, finishing up some loose ends from previous pours.

8 May 2016

Workshop update - Summer 2015/16

Since our last update on 7 December - Workshop floor gets funding boost - we have placed over 20 cubic metres of concrete floor in the workshop. The transformation to the workshop building is significant - its fantastic to have so much usable floor area.

Only one road of the shed will be fitted with rails at this stage, and the "road three" rail beams are being boarded over to provide a continuous floor for machine tools, work benches and storage areas.

21 February 2016

Workshop floor gets funding boost

We're grateful for recent grants from Cossie Club Upper Hutt and Rimutaka Trust, which have given us a much needed boost towards completing our workshop.

Reinforcing steel and concrete will be purchased with the funding, and by the end of December we are likely to have most of the floor in place. 

A few photos of recent work follows:

7 December 2015

Progress with inspection pit

Over the last couple of weeks we have put a lot of work into a 10-metre length of wall, part of the inspection pit facilities within our rail vehicle shed at Maymorn. The reinforcing and associated form work is fairly complex and requires careful and methodical work.

19 May 2012

Inspection pit concrete pour

Today we placed 6 cubic metres of concrete into the rail vehicle shed inspection pits. Big thanks to Rimutaka Trust for funding, and John de Graaff for finishing and floating the concrete.

The new floor is a long-awaited enhancement to facilities in the shed. Over the past 18 months we have installed inspection pit steel columns and running rails for one road, which is already in use.

15 October 2011

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