Nelson Railway Society facts for kids
The society has recovered and now utilises station buildings from a couple of former stations on the Nelson Section, including the Tui Railway Station building.
The society uses a DSA class diesel locomotive on running days, and restored a WF class steam locomotive WF 403. 403 has not yet been steamed nor is in usual service due to its six driving wheels being unable to negotiate the curves of the society's line.
The society was originally incorporated as the "Grand Tapawera Railroad Company" with the intention of establishing and operating a line on the original formation of the Nelson Section near Motupiko.
|Class||Number||TMS number||Year Built||Builder||Status||Description|
|WF||403||n/a||1907||NZR Hillside workshops||Restored but not operational||Ex-NZR 2-6-4T steam locomotive.|
|D||143||n/a||1874||Neilson Brothers||Under restoration||Ex-NZR 2-4-0 steam locomotive, worked on the Nelson Section with D 144. Leased from Silver Stream Railway. To be returned to SSR August 2019. May have originally been named Trout however this has not been proven.|
|DSA||262||660||1957||Hunslet||In service||Ex-NZR 0-6-0D diesel shunting locomotive.|
|TR||62||275||1950||Drewry||In service||Ex-NZR 0-4-0D diesel shunting tractor.|
|Rm||1||n/a||2009||Nelson Railway Society||In service||Society-built open-side railcar. Seats 14 passengers.|
|A||173||n/a||1898||NZR Hillside Workshops||In service||43' 9" wooden clad passenger carriage.|
|A||785||n/a||1903||NZR Addington Workshops||In service||47' 6" wooden clad passenger carriage.|
|F||491||898||1928||NZR Hillside Workshops||In service||30' wooden clad guard's van.|
|Nb||527||308||1975||NZR Otahuhu Workshops||In service||Originally built as a Jc sheep wagon, converted to an open-side passenger carriage by Nelson Railway Society.|
|Z||647||3968||1962||NZR Addington Workshops||Display||Wooden box wagon, used for model railway display.|
|H||1569||1184||1959||Hurst Nelson||In service||Flat deck wagon, originally built as a cattle wagon.|
|Nc||1137||5749||1966||NZR Otahuhu Workshops||In service||Flat deck wagon.|
|Q||1401||7247||1953||Charles Roberts||In service||Flat deck wagon.|
|W||1213||1377||1960||NZR Addington Workshops||In service||Wooden insulated box wagon.|
|La||42641||72682||1948||NZR Addington Workshops||In service||Steel high-side wagon.|
|Yb||Unknown||n/a||Unknown||Unknown||In service||Ballast wagon. Number unknown. YB 610 is written on the wagon.|
|Yc||785||1123||1961||NZR East Town Workshops||In service||Ballast wagon.|
|Lb||2969||n/a||1890||Unknown||Stored||Wooden high-side wagon, chassis only. Builder unknown.|
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