A pause in the steam action
Nov 2014 George King wearing the driver's hat with our engineers of the future: Joseph, Luke and Tawera taking a break between train trips in the Oamaru Victorian District.
Coal wagon is making progress
Nov 2014 A view inside the bulk coal wagon that was started last month. Construction began with a flat bed wagon and is moving along nicely with the frame starting to take shape.
A peek inside the cab
Aug 2014 a view into the cab of Steam Locomotive B10 in the late day sun following another successful running day.
Now we are organized...
July 2014 New hooks added to the freshly painted shadow board for hand tools. Hopefully we will spend less time looking for our misplaced tools!
Diagnose leaking mud door on B10
July 2014 Raking out the fire after the seal failed on the rear mud door on B10. Frank stands by while Harry is still in the cab pulling out the fire. We fixed the faulty door seal the following day and we are back up and running again.
concrete pad installed for turntable
May 2014 Pouring additional concrete to finish off the base of the new turntable which Oamaru Steam & Rail recently acquired and plans to restore and install later this year. OSR member Mike is shown here with his shovel at the ready.
B10 rear axle bearing
Apr 2014 Lifting Steam Loco B10 off the rear wheels to investigate an overheating rear axle bearing. The overheating was due to a blocked oil hole which was easily fixed by unplugging the hole and then modifying it so it won't happen again.
Assembling Fowler Steam Loco No 535 for display
Feb 2014 Today we loaded and assembled the Fowler Steam Loco onto a flat bed wagon for display. Fundraising is currently under way to restore this locomotive back into full running condition.
Inside the Oamaru Steam & Rail workshop
Jan 2014 An impromptu engineering conference alongside B10 steam locomotive inside 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.