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Dsa227 – Technical Information

Class No: Dsa 227 TMS No: DSA 320 Maker No: 2425/D174 Built: 1953 by Drewry/Vulcan Configuration: 0-6-0 Gauge: 3ft 6in (1067mm) Cylinders: 8

23 March 2002

The DSA was purchased with a few faults. The major fault was that the gearbox was always stuck in 5th gear. We did a bit of research and found that the gearbox was made by the Self Changing Gears Company (SCG). SCG was owned by the Wilson family and sometimes the gearbox is referred to …


DSA class locomotive was a type of 0-6-0DM diesel-mechanical locomotives built by three different manufacturers: W. G. Bagnall, Hunslet, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Vulcan Foundry for the Drewry Car Co. They were built between 1953 and 1967 Following on from the success of the initial batch of DS class 0-6-0DM shunting locomotives, NZR management decided to acquire further locomotives of this type. These locomotives …

Da1401 Maintenance

21 November 2005This GM Diesel loco is in running order. The only task is to keep the batteries in good order by keeping them charged and running the loco in the yard. We have no dates on when this DA will be run on the mainline, as we first need a fleet of carriages to …


This was the first Da to be used in revenue service with the NZR in 1955. It entered service on 23rd of August 1955. It was converted to Daa1401 for use at Te Rapa hump yards in 1971. This involved fitting a low-speed reostat control, which could be cut-out when mainline speeds were required, This …

Da1401 Arrives at Feilding

On the 11th of December 2005, Da1401 moved to the Feilding and Districts Steam Rail depot.

Da1401 – Technical Information

Class No: Da 1401 TMS No: DAA 28 Maker No: A791 Built: 1955 by General Motors Wheel Arrgt: A1A-A1A with EMD “flexi-coil” truck Driving Wheel Dia: 40 inches Idler Wheel Dia: 33 inches Engine: EMD 12-567C Horsepower (engine): 1425hp at 835 rpm Horsepower (traction): 1310hp (input to main generator) Main Generator: EMD D12 Traction Motors: …

TR 701

Status: FSR yard Vehicle Type: Diesel Locomotive Class/No: TR 701 TMS Type/No: TR 168 Year: 1960 Builder: A & G Price Length: 7 meters Configuration: 0-4-0 Speed: 12 km/h Tare: 20.3 tons Notes: 192 built 1960 at A&G. Price Ltd to TR.168 (PR:150 h.p.)TR . 168 in service 08/1960 (livery:NZGR Carnation/Midland Red)TR . 168 renumbered …

TR 678

Status: FSR yard Vehicle Type: Diesel Locomotive Class/No: TR 164 TMS Type/No: TR 678 Year: 1959 Builder: A & G Price Length: 7 meters Configuration: 0-4-0 Speed: 12 km/h Tare: 20.3 tons Notes: 188 built 1959 at A&G. Price Ltd to TR.164TR . 164 in service 12/1959 (livery:NZGR Carnation/Midland Red)TR . 164 renumbered c1978 to …

F163 – To FDSRS

The members of the F group who have restored and operated the F for many years and are now members of Feilding and Districts Steam Rail.On Sunday, 24th March 2002, the members of the F group brought their rolling stock and the F over to Feilding.