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De508

Train rides for all the family behind our vintage diesel electric locomotive De505 built in 1952.

De508 and 505

2014 marks 60 years since the passage of the last royal train carrying Queen Elizabeth II in January 1954.

HMCT

Thanks to the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust for a generous grant towards the purchase of brand new sleepers for track maintenance work at Silver Stream Railway. This grant will allow us to continue to operate a safe railway for our visitors to enjoy.

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Silver Stream Railway Inc. was awarded the runner up certificate and prize at the Upper Hutt ceremony of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2013. Congratulations to all the other winners and runners up.

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Waitakere Turntable

Thanks to the support of our members and one of our Facebook likers, we have now purchased the Waitakere 50' Turntable from KiwiRail. Now the hard work starts, we need to raise the five figure sum to move it to Silver Stream and build the foundations for it to sit on. Please download a form if you would like to contribute financially to our Turntable Fund.

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The past few months has seen a huge amount of outdoor activity due to the almost uninterrupted  fine weather that the region has enjoyed. The downside of this is it has left the ground very dry and the whole region was under a fire ban for a month. This precluded the use of our steam locomotive fleet for the duration but gave our 2 De locos an opertunity for an airing. We are fortunite to be able to call on a vast stable of motive power to suit almost any requirement. This is due to the dedication of members who has nursed these locomotive back to health. 

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531 & 509

On Sunday the 28th of April two former Public Works Department locomotives #531 and 509 will be hauling seperate trains giving the chance to ride behind both locomotives.

 

C847 and Barclay 531

To help celebrate national Children's Day on the 3rd of March we are offering FREE entry for all children under 15 when accompanied by a fare paying adult from 10am till 4pm.

Thanks to The Lion Foundation, we have recieved a substantial grant toward materials required for the overhaul of F139. We really appreciate their support.

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Trillian Trust

Thanks to the Trillian Trust who have given us funding to purchase a new set of batteries for our diesel electric locomotive De505. Expect to see this loco on one of our popular Diesel Days in the new year.