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UC191

Class/No: Uc 805 Type: Uc-3 TMS Type/No: UC 191 Purpose: Tank Wagon Year: 1928 Condition: Steel Body Builder: State: Distributed Load: Tare: 8000 kg Notes: Built for Vaccum Oil Co. (NI) Wagon Text: CAP 23000 LT, 70 kph, Max Gross 44000 kg UC191 was born as UC805 in 1924 in a batch of 13 other …

Rail safety week 2019

The society was invited to the official opening of Rail safety week at Parliament to help kick start promoting Rail safety. To push the importance of rail safety here in Manawatu we teamed up with KiwiRail to help spread the word to the kids in the community by inviting schools to visit our Feilding depot. …

Open weekend

Each year we hold a two day event at our depot to help spread the enjoyment of running on the rails.

Candlelight Express

11th to 13th July 2019 We at Feilding & District Steam Rail Society have run three days of the Candlelight Express for the community‚Äôs little kids and big kids. People came from as far as Napier and Upper Hutt to enjoy this experience. After arriving in the dark you walk through a magical light tunnel …

Photo Taken by Joel McLean

Pukeohe Travel

Pukekohe Travel tour using our train, running for 3 days. Passengers boarded at New Plymouth and were taken to Hawera to visit the Tawhiti Museum and have lunch. From Hawera that same day for an overnight stay at Wanganui. Next morning we travelled to National Park where the passengers were transferred via bus to the …

Wedding train

Our lady, F163, was dollied up to take Bill and Penelope on a trip of their lifetime as they exchanged their marriage vows. Congratulations to you both, may you enjoy many years of happiness together. More photos:https://www.facebook.com/cameron.persson/media_set?set=a.2357826520953441&type=3

Locomotive Shed

At the depot we have two operational rail sheds – the Pit Shed and the Carriage Shed. Both the Pit and Carriage shed are in use and are basically full up. We store and repair the F and the Wab in the Pit shed as it contains the workshop. We have purchased a large shed …

Pit Shed

The Pit Shed was used by Ravensdown to empty trucks and rail wagons of fertiliser. In the middle of the pit shed is a 12 foot pit that the fertiliser went into. From there the fertiliser was lifted and sent to what is now the carriage shed.

Taonui Railway Station

The station dates from about 1876, when the Palmerston North – Feilding section of the North Island Main Trunk opened. The station handled local farm traffic, but also was the junction for a short branch line which ran toward Colyton between 1879 and 1895. In later years large quantities of agricultural lime were railed to …