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Baldwin Loco Works official photo, Wb 297, 1898

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Restoring century-old New Zealand Baldwin locomotives Wb 292, Wb 299 and Wd 356 to steam.

Remains of Wb 292 beside Coal Creek

Remains of Wb 292 beside Coal Creek, Seddonville, West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand PHOTO: Hugh McCracken.


New! The Rimutaka Incline Railway plans to reinstate a tourist heritage railway including Fell-worked incline between Upper Hutt and Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand.

Dumped as river protection

Two 1898 vintage Baldwin Wb class steam locomotives were dumped as river protection in 1958 and 1960.

Salvage operation

Wb 292 and Wb 299 were salvaged in 1989.

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Regular restoration progress reports and proposals. Wb 299 dismantled, frame straightening under way.

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Archival, photographic and oral history research of Wb and Wd classes added monthly.