Inside the Oamaru Steam & Rail workshop

Inside the Oamaru Steam & Rail workshop


Jan 2014 An impromptu engineering conference alongside B10 steam locomotive inside the workshop.


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Moving the hoist legs into the workshop

Moving the hoist legs into the workshop


December 2013: Using the tractor fitted with a custom arm to lift the workshop hoist into position, OSR members Frank and John stand by to guide it into position.  Welding on the hoist was recently completed and you are welcome to come by the workshop on any Saturday to see the completed project.


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Cleaning out the boiler tubes

Cleaning out the boiler tubes


December 2013: OSR member Wayne Brunton cleans the boiler tubes on the B10 loco after several months of running time.  Using a long handled steel brush, this tough job would have been done more frequently back when the loco was in daily use.


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Getting B10 ready for a beautiful Sunday running day

Getting B10 ready for a beautiful Sunday running day


December 2013: George is polishing the whistle while B10's boiler is warming up and the tank gets filled with water.  We had a great day out with fine weather and lots of people enjoying a ride of the train.


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B10 Final Steam Test

B10 Final Steam Test


May 11, 2013: Frank observing while George drives B10 during the final testing before next week's running day on Sunday May 19th.  Be sure to join us and ride for a gold coin donation during our first public running day with B10 in steam following its 6 year restoration.


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B10 nearly completed

B10 nearly completed


April 2013: B10 sitting in the workshop, nearly ready for a test run.


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Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches


April 2013: OSR members Wayne and Wally fit the smoke box door, one of the few remaining details that need to be completed before we fire her up.

 


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View from Harbourside Station

View from Harbourside Station


December 2012: View from the open carriage while waiting at the station.  The Steampunk building (left) and Woolstore Complex (right) are just ahead of us.


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B10 reassembly continues

B10 reassembly continues


November 2012: With the new boiler installed and other bits added recently, our B10 steam loco is really starting to take shape!


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Victorian Heritage Week - 2012

Victorian Heritage Week - 2012


November 2012: Harry Andrew holds the stop sign while a full train departs Harbourside Station during the Victorian Heritage Week celebrations in Oamaru, NZ.


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