Dunedin Railways

2018 Annual Conference - Wellington

Conference information

Where: West Plaza Hotel, Wellington

When: Friday 1 June to Monday 4 June 2018

Host group: Steam Incorporated

FRONZ holds a conference every Queen's Birthday weekend, where key people from member groups get together to network and share their rail and tramway experiences.

2019 Conference venue and programme outline

A brief advance note on our Conference Plans for 2019.

We will be in Timaru where our host group will be Pleasant Point Railway & Historical Society.

More details will be available as planning progresses

Timaru - Venue for 2018 Conference


Pleasant Point Railway & Museum

Hon Peter Dunne opened the 2018 conference with a thought-provoking speech, talking about the importance of lobbying and relationships for the heritage and tourist rail sector.

Delegates at the Saturday morning session.

Visit to Mainline Steam, Plimmerton, Sunday 3rd June 2018

Conference goers gathering for briefing.

Delegates at Steam Incorporated, Paekakariki, diesel electric loco Da1410 on display.

Wayne Mason chatting about boiler repairs under way on Ka 945

On board tram 159, Wellington Tramway Museum

And on Fuducia 260, named after a famous Italian opera singer who visited Wellington during WW2.

Group photo at the beach...

A different view of Ab 608