Steam Locomotives

The steam locomotive collection spans half a century of New Zealand steam locomotive development. Along with six ex NZR steam locomotives also based at Paekakariki is an ex Rhodesian Railways Garratt locomotive.

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WWI Memorial locomotive “Passchendaele”, built in 1915. In regular main line excursion service.

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The first of the Ka class, built in 1939. Undergoing 2nd restoration.

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One of last steam locomotives built for NZR, built in 1956. In regular mainline excursion service.

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Our first steam locomotive, built in Scotland in 1939. Stored complete awaiting 2nd restoration.

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Last used as a stationary boiler at Hutt Workshops, built in 1935. Stored incomplete.

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The oldest locomotive in our collection, built in 1905. Stored dismantled awaiting rebuilding.

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15th class Garratt, build in 1950. Complete but boiler is not yet certified for use in NZ.