Wagon

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
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 After being withdrawn in 1989, 9107 languished at Hutt Workshops long enough to be preserved by the Pahiatua Railcar Society.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
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
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
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

La18921 is a highside wagon built in 1938 at the Addigton Workshops in Christchurch and was obtained in 1979.

Type:
Wagon
Status:
In Service

Ub1206 is a flat wagon built in 1951 at Hutt workshops. 

Type:
Wagon
Status:
In Service