Steam locomotives

Rarotonga Steam Railway

The Rarotonga Steam Railway is a short tourist railway on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.

It has one working steam locomotive; a 750mm gauge Polish 0-8-0. In Poland, it was Px48-1741. It was built in 1951 by the Pierwsza Fabryka Lokomotyw w Polsce Fablok in Chrzanów, Poland with the serial number 2126

Project Steam

Project Steam chairman John Sutherland said the Dunedin-based group was working to restore a P class steam locomotive by using the salvaged parts of four locomotives rescued for preservation.

The salvaged locomotives were among those the New Zealand Railways Department bought from British company Nasmyth, Wilson and Co in the 1880s and deployed to Otago.

Mr Sutherland, of Dunedin, said the locomotives were salvaged from locomotive dump sites in Otago and Southland as incomplete hulks.