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F163 – To FDSRS

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.

F 163’s old home in Palmerston North rail depot is now under new ownership and thus it was decided that the F group would come together with Feilding Steam Rail. 24 March 2002.
F 163’s and its guards van. 12 May 2002.
A view of the Cab showing the controls up top. 31 March 2002.
A view of the Cab looking down toward fire box. 31 March 2002.
Mike Higgie cleaning the ash pan of F 163. 24 January 2004.
Once the ash is out of the ash pan it is then shovelled out of the pit into a wheelbarrow. 24 January 2004
Coal is shoveled out of the LA into Steel Bins and taken to F163. April 2003.
Loading the Coal Bunkers on F163 by hand. April 2003.

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