Some time back the turntable was completed but the legal aspects were not attended to. Thanks to diligent work by our Secretary, a Code of Compliance has now been issued by the Christchurch City Council.
This means that we can now apply to NZTA (the Rail Regulators) for approval to use our track and turntable for the first time.
Stage One is therefore now formally and legally complete!
As a result of some hard work by our Chairman Bruce Shalders we have been granted $10,000 by the Christchurch City Council to “Re-Stage the NRM Building”, the intention being to divide the building into more manageable and affordable portions for construction. more “Grant Approved by Christchurch City Council”
A rather exciting development has occurred recently, the Piles have begun to be driven under where the Roundhouse will be situated. Photos by John Mackenzie & Pete Soundy. more “Placement of Piles has Begun!”
T 199 is owned by the Rail Heritage Trust and comes to us from the defunct Waverley Station collection in Taranaki. It is a T-4 subclass built at Addington workshops in 1966 as one of the final stock wagons built for NZR. – Photos by Dave Hansen more “Arrival of T199”
Recently the access track to the Museum was laid thanks to KiwiRail staff and members of the Canterbury Railway Society who came along after and laid the ballast. – Photos by Gordon Bartram & George Wealleans more “Museum Access Track”