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 delegates gathering for safety briefing at Plimmerton Delegates at Steam Incorporated, Paekakariki, diesel electric loco Da1410 on display. Wayne Mason of Steam Incorporated 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. A different view of Ab 608 Visit to the Rimutaka Incline Railway, where a demonstration ballast train was run, plus catered lunch.