Oct222012

Steaming The Britannia for the First Time.

Published by Chris Draper at 10:22 AM under Operating Days | Steam Locomotives | Britannia

It has been a wet Labour weekend - but that did not stop us having fun.

Grant (of Squirrel Valley Fame) came up for the weekend and we ran the wheels off the rolling stock between showers.

Steamed the Britannia for the first time on Sunday Morning - it was raining so hard we had to do so in the confines of the shed.

Noel turned up just after lunch, and the rain had eased so we decided to do a few laps. Four hours later we were still going when the weather packed in again and we called it a day with a beer.



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Feb272012

Steam Up 26 Feb 2012

Published by Chris Draper at 2:07 PM under Operating Days

Sunday 26 Feb was a cracker of a day. Steve and Peter were in steam, and the tram got quite a workout too with various visitors and neighbours popping in for a look throughout the day.



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Feb132012

Jan til Feb 12

Published by Admin at 3:19 PM under Operating Days | Signalling System

Here is a grab-bag of photos mostly taken by Peter of activity in the last month or so.



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Aug282011

Video Trip around the Winter Creek

Published by Chris Draper at 5:11 PM under Operating Days | Steam Locomotives

Steve held the video camera just above the cab of his 5" guage Sandy River No 24 for a trip around the line last Saturday. You can watch it here on You Tube

The trip starts at the apex of the bottom loop beside the signal box and does a complete circuit. Watch for glimspes of Grant Alexanders 7.25" No 24 as he waits for access to the single line running section



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Jun192011

Five Inch Opening

Published by Chris Draper at 4:33 PM under Operating Days

Feb 2008 saw the official opening of the new dual guage track. Most of the Hillside branch was in place and we steamed Steve's number 24 for a family picnic day of fun

 



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Jun132011

Manukau Live Steamers Visit

This gallery contains a photo record of the Manukau Live Steamers Christmas function December 2009. The track was not complete at this point (Down to South Bend only), but that didnt stop everyone having a good time!

 

(click on any picture to get a larger view complete with caption.)

 



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