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.


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

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

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

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

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

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Garratt 398

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

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

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Information & photos of our classic steam locomotive collection

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