Thanks to the Trillian Trust who have given us funding to purchase a new set of batteries for our diesel electric locomotive De505. Expect to see this loco on one of our popular Diesel Days in the new year.
This Waitangi Weekend we will be running our normal first Sunday of the month Big Steam Sunday on the 5th and after the successful Wellington Anniversary day run, we have decided to run Fowler #5 on Monday the 6th. Two days of steam with 2 different locomotive. Bring a picnic and spend a day with the family riding behind our locomotives.
L509. Our current regular engine, was taken out of service for a few weeks while the grate was replaced. The long 4' firebars had reached the end of their life a long time ago and it was decided to convert to 2' bars as used in our other locos. This required new carriers and a new dead bar pattern which along with the 40 regular bars were cast at Milson Foundry in Palmerston North. This has slowed the rate of ash dropping into the ash pan quite considerably.
Join us on New Years Day Sunday the 1st of January for the first of our monthly Big Steam Sunday promotions for 2012. So keep the 1st free to come out and ride behind our 1930 built locomotive between 11am and 4pm.