Rolling Stock

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
Crane301

Crane 301 is a air powered (using air from a steam locomotives compressor) coaling crane last used in Dunedin. It is currently stored awaiting restoration.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Stored

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 exchanged the lease of the van directly with the RHT, gifting carriage A2001 to FDSRS as part of the exchange.

Type:
Guards Van
Status:
In Service
Xa2070

Built in 1934 at Addington workshops in Christchurch Xa2070 is a ventilated box wagon that were used for carrying fruit and other perishable goods. It was written off in 1977, and somehow escaped being scrapped, and came to be part of the collection of rolling stock assembled at Ngongotaha near Rotorua, owned by the Rotorua Ngongotaha Rail Trust. It was made available to Silver Stream Railway in 2017, and after fundraising for the purchase and transport it arrived at SSR on the 13th of February 2018.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Stored
Jc5502

Type:
Wagon
Status:
Awaiting Restoration
Yd1034

Yd1034 was built in the USA by the Differential Steel Car Company and assembled at Otahuhu workshops around 1950. It if fitted with large air cylinders that use air from the train brakes to tip the wagon to enable it to discharge its load. The wagons were used for carting large rocks, ballast or fill for track maintenance work. 1034 was withdrawn from service in the early 2000's and obtained by SSR around 2003. It is used regularly on work trains.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
In Service

F139 was built at the East Town workshops in Wanganui in 1891 and is a 30ft Clerestory roof guards van. Of 13 similar vans built, 139 is now the sole survivor. The body of a similar van (that has a longer clerestory section) survives at MOTAT in Auckland.

Type:
Guards Van
Status:
Under Overhaul
Af941

Af941 was built in the Petone workshops in Wellington in 1906 the first in a group of 5 60' carvans. It had seating in two compartments for 72 passengers and a large guards compartment at one end and had a closed in balcony on the other end. 941 was  originally used between Wellington and Upper Hutt behind a small D class locomotive as a fore runner to the self propelled railcar. Of all the carriages in the SSR collection this is the most historically important to the Hutt Valley. Af941 was based in Wellington all its life.

Type:
Carriage
Status:
Awaiting Overhaul