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The Kiwis are digging up the past again!

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by marshall5, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. marshall5

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    Over the years many redundant steam locos were dumped rather than scrapped in New Zealand. Some have been unearthed in recent years and at least one, a Rogers 2-4-0, restored to running order. Well, they're at it again digging up a pair of 2-6-2's buried since 1927 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10...-southland-for-the-first-time-in-nine-decades There is a bit more about the locos on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_V_class and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branxholme_locomotive_dump
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    A good looking loco in its days.
    There was a website with details of many of the dumped locos in NZ and their current status but it sems to have dissapeared a few years ago.
     
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    This story has already been reported in the international section.


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    Already 'reported' to the Mods to combine the threads.;)
     
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    There's a small difference in that the Rogers K (and many of the other locos) were deliberately dumped for river bank stabilisation, whilst the Waimarie essentially just sunk at moorings after being abandoned - though I guess not much difference in restoration effort needed!

    I came across these bits at Fielding some years ago; I think from a V class 2-6-2, though I am not sure if they are still there as the Fielding Society had to vacate their base.

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    Threads combined.
     
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    The Wiki page I referred to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NZR_V_class suggests that the remains of 3 V class locos recovered in 1998 for spares for V132 at Fielding were scrapped in 2014. Could these be the ones you photographed? Seems a shame after all the effort of recovering them.
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    If anyone has a spare hour this is a fascinating video showing what was involved in recoevering the paddle steamer.

     

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