Restoration projects

Photos of some of our major restoration projects. Includes diesel and steam engines plus carriage restoration projects.

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Restoration of WWI Memorial Locomotive Ab608 “Passchendaele”. Ab608 was the first of Ab Class locos built in 1915. A comprehensive restoration was completed in 2014.


Progress on the second restoration of Ka945. Focus to date has been on boiler and firebox repairs.

Derelict at Hutt Workshops

Restoration progress to date of Phase III EMD G12 diesel electric locomotive Da1471. Purchased from KiwiRail in 2012.

New lounge car seating

Rebuilding a carriage built in 1932 to a new configuration as a lounge car. Now completed and certified for main line operation