Rolling Stock

K538

K538 is a wooden box wagon built pre 1890. It came to SSR from Seaview by road in 1984 and is currently awaiting restoration in our storage shed.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Awaiting Restoration
Jc5502

This wagon is made up from parts of Jc5502 (underframe) and Jc5353 (crate). Jc5353 was built in the 1950's at Otahuhu workshops in Auckland. It was purchased by SSR in 1979 and came to the railway shortly after. After being damaged in a derailment it was put to one side with an uncertain future. Jc5502 was also built at Otahuhu in the 1950s and after its sheep carrying career was over it became a lube oil wagon for the rail ferrys. After the Arahura was retired the wagon became surplus and was purchased by SSR in 2016.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Awaiting Restoration

Hc1209. The Hc class were built between 1944 and 1953 and were the last class of 4 wheel cattle wagon built.

Of the 151 built, 1209 built in 1951, is now the sole remaining example in the North Island with just one other preserved in the South Island.

It is currently stored in our future display building awaiting restoration.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Awaiting Restoration

F678 was built at the Addington Workshops in Christchurch in 1955 and is a 30' steel clad guards van. It was orginally sub-leased from Feilding and Districts Steam Rail Society via the Rail Heritage Trust who own the van. 678  arrived at Silver Stream Railway in October 2013 and has been used on our passenger trains on operating days since. In 2018 SSR negotiated to lease  the van directly with the RHT, gifting carriage A2001 to FDSRS as part of these negotiations.

Type:
Guards Van
Status:
In Service
Crane301

Crane 301 is a pneumatic coaling crane which uses air from the locomotives air compressor. It entered service around 1926 and was used in Dunedin and Ranfurly before returing to Dunedin. Its last job was to lift coal into the tender of the Dunedin loco depots stationary boiler (Ja1271) before it was decleared surplus in 1977 and was sold to SSR and railed north.  It is currently stored in our future display shed awaiting restoration.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Stored

Bc9107 was built at the Otahuhu workshops in Auckland in 1964 as a bulk cement wagon. The wagon uses Interconsult silos imported from Sweden. It is now the only one of its type left of the 18 that were built, and one of 3 4wheel cement wagons preserved. After being withdrawn in 1989, 9107 languished at Hutt Workshops long enough to be preserved by the Pahiatua Railcar Society. Here the silos were removed from the underframe and the flat deck used for storing the cab from R.M.119. 

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Stored
Aa1235

Aa1235 was built in 1912 in the Petone Workshops in Wellington as a wide body 50' car mainly for use on the North Island Main Trunk Railway. Originally built with a centre toilet it was rebuilt to its present form in 1922 with a end toilet and seating for 46 passengers. In 1235's later life it was used on Suburban trains around Wellington and was withdrawn in 1975. After some negotiations 1235 (along with Aa1266 which was later scrapped)  was donated to SSR by the Minister of Railways.

Type:
Carriage
Status:
In Service

A2010 was built in the Addinton workshops in Christchurch in 1943 being a 56' steel clad,  timber framed Carriage which was originally built as Ambulance car. These had a sterilising room in one end , bunks for 20 paitents and large doors and the oppisite end to the sterilising room for loading and unloading the stretchers. In 1948 2010 was converted to single compartment first class car  with seating for 32 passengers.

Type:
Carriage
Status:
Awaiting Restoration
A1448

A1448 was built in 1915 at the Newmarket Workshops in Auckland  as a 47'6" long,  high capacity surburban carriage with seating for 72 passengers and was based in Auckland for most of its working life. In 1970 it was converted for Way and Works service and Classified Ea3872. This conversion consisted of removing all the seats, blanking some of the windows and installing 2 large sliding doors. In this guise it was used by the Thermit Welding Gang in Wellington untill it was Purchased by SSR member Keith Magnussen in the late 1970's.

Type:
Carriage
Status:
Awaiting Restoration
M1573

This wagon started life as a low side ballast wagon with the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company as BM1. When the WMR was taken over by the NZR it became M1573 and later E1143. In later life it carried a 2 ton capacity hand crane #263, likely last based at Eastown before it was written off. It made its way to Hutt workshops and was used there as a place to store parts off locomotives that were being overhauled. It was purchased by SSR in 1982 and moved there by road. It was never used except for storing spare Standard railcar motors. It was finally moved undercover in 2017.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Stored