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Another ballast wagon is in the paint shop. Rust and old flaking paint has been removed with a needle-gun, making short work of this laborious job.

Individual components from shunt locomotive ORB #1 are also being prepped and painted, including areas of the frame, headstocks and sand boxes.

7 September 2015

Another ballast wagon is in the paint shop. Rust and old flaking…

Another ballast wagon is in the paint shop. Rust and old flaking paint has been removed with a needle-gun, making short work of this laborious job.

7 September 2015

More progress with our loop track at Maymorn, following on from the previous Loop track build starts story from July and August.

Rails have been crowed to form the curve off the double slip, cut and drilled. Good to finish that part of the loop and get on to the straight lengths.

 

7 September 2015

More progress with our loop track at Maymorn, following on from…

More progress with our loop track at Maymorn, following on from the previous Loop track build starts story from July and August.

7 September 2015

During July and August we have started building the loop track at Maymorn, which extends eastwards from the double slip. The formation is already prepared for the loop, sloping to the cess drain to the north side. The loop passes through a short curve past the slip, then its straight-running through to and past the pedestrian crossing.

8 August 2015

During July and August we have started building the loop track…

During July and August we have started building the loop track at Maymorn, which extends eastwards from the double slip.

8 August 2015

An 1884-vintage "Gumdigger" type carriage is destined to run again on the Rimutaka Incline Railway. The Trust has recently been offered the two carriage body halves of Gumdigger carriage A255, which have been transported from Dunedin to its base at Maymorn, Upper Hutt.

26 May 2015

An 1884-vintage "Gumdigger" type carriage is destined to run…

An 1884-vintage "Gumdigger" type carriage is destined to run again on the Rimutaka Incline Railway.

26 May 2015

The first half of Gumdigger carriage A255 in transit at Dunedin in December 2014. Photo: Clark McCarthy.

17 May 2015

The first half of Gumdigger carriage A255 in transit at Dunedin…

The first half of Gumdigger carriage A255 in transit at Dunedin in December 2014. Photo: Clark McCarthy.

17 May 2015

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A successful start, with a goodly amount of leaves and dust blown through! Oil pressure was brought up using an external pump and starting current to the starter motor from a battery set. The oil pressure held well and the engine churned back into life without any further problems.

5 April 2015

A successful start, with a goodly amount of leaves and dust…

A successful start, with a goodly amount of leaves and dust blown through! Oil pressure was brought up using an external pump and starting current to the starter motor from a battery set.

5 April 2015

Native shrubs and trees

Bart and Graeme have done a wonderful job tending to the native shrubs and trees planted at our Maymorn site. A host of native shrubs and trees have been planted alongside our future mainline formation to the Kaitoke side of the pedestrian crossing.

10 March 2015

Native shrubs and trees Bart and Graeme have done a wonderful…

Native shrubs and trees

Bart and Graeme have done a wonderful job tending to the native shrubs and trees planted at our Maymorn site.

10 March 2015

A brilliantly fine day at Trentham Memorial Park for the 2015 Upper Hutt Summer Carnival - a great venue for the Trust to promote its activities and operating days. Prominent in the display was the cab and bunker side of steam loco Wb 299, which proved popular with the public.

3 March 2015

A brilliantly fine day at Trentham Memorial Park for the 2015…

A brilliantly fine day at Trentham Memorial Park for the 2015 Upper Hutt Summer Carnival - a great venue for the Trust to promote its activities and operating days.

3 March 2015

On 7 February 2015 we extended our mainline track past the gate towards Maymorn station. Just a short distance, but great to be heading "up the hill" with the track again.

8 February 2015

On 7 February 2015 we extended our mainline track past the gate…

On 7 February 2015 we extended our mainline track past the gate towards Maymorn station. Just a short distance, but great to be heading "up the hill" with the track again.

8 February 2015

A 12-tonne excavator and dump truck were hard at work at Maymorn on Monday 12 January, excavating and moving spoil from the north end of our station to backfill the foundations of our workshop. The formation for our forthcoming track extension was widened and tidied up as well - with additional space cleared alongside the loop formation and a cross-drain put in.

13 January 2015

A 12-tonne excavator and dump truck were hard at work at Maymorn…

A 12-tonne excavator and dump truck were hard at work at Maymorn on Monday 12 January, excavating and moving spoil from the north end of our station to backfill the foundations of our workshop.

13 January 2015