Blenheim Riverside Railway  

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"Donald" Update

Posted by Darrin Wilkinson on August 23, 2015 at 3:35 AM


There has been a lot of interest from various people regarding "Donald" We thank you for your ongoing interest and support.

As work advances on our historical locomotive “Donald" we will continue to inform you on the updates as they come to hand.

Saturday 22nd August 2015 saw "Donald" outside in the Marlborough sunshine. The restoration team wanted to check the Pony truck for gauge and this was achieved with success. The team are working on the boiler and overhauling and manufacturing various components. We are happy to report that this project are slowly coming together. We have not set a completion date officially but we are slowly restoring what will be New Zealand’s only 2 foot gauge steam locomotive from the last century.

Photos below are of "Donald" outside our shed. Photos by Gavin Wilkinson.


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