Diesel Engines

 

Name: Sweetie; number 1137

Built: 1896, at Avonside Engine Co, NZR Addington locomotive works

Type:  originally 0-6-2 as a Fa 9 class steam engine; now 0-6-0

Source: acquired 1994 from AFFCO Freezing works

Previous history: 1876 – 1943 NZR; then acquired by AFFCO Moerewa; when the steam boiler failed in 1952, it was converted to 0-6-0 diesel shunter.

Comment: Currently has no motor or other essentials, used as an advertisement at Kawakawa

 

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Name: DSA number 225, TMS number 305. Originally 2423/D172 of 1953

Built: 1953 Drewry – delivered to NRZ March 1954

Type:  0-6-0

Source: NZ Railway Motive Power 2002 – D. Parsons

Previous history: DSAs were built by the Vulcan Foundry of English Electric for the Drewry Car Company. They weighed 29.5 tons ready for service, and were powered by a Gardner 8L3 diesel engine producing 204 hp. The driving wheels were 39¾”, the same size as that of the DS class.

All DSAs entered service between November 1953 and June 1954, and were based mostly in the North Island. Visually, the Drewry DSA was very similar to the earlier DS class, although the upper half of the cab tapered inwards as opposed to the straight-sided cab of the DS. Most retained their original red livery to the end of their service with NZR.

DSA225 worked mainly at Taumarunui, in Central North Island, and  the Taihape area with the odd holiday in Gisborne. It was withdrawn from NZR service in August 1986.

Graham Winterbourn purchased the Loco from Ian Welch in Paekakariki for use at BOIVR and it was due to be sent by rail to Otiria, Northland. However she went missing and was found in Picton heading to Otira in the South Island!

She was used mainly at BOIVR as a work train and when the railway was shut down in 2000 Graeme relocated the DSA back to his home in Cable Bay where he refurbished her for later use as part of the BOIVR Operations.

The DSA, delivered from Cable Bay on 26th July, is on loan to BOIVR and is a great addition to the BOIVR operations thanks to the generosity and continuing support from Graham.

Comment: Moved to BOIVR on 18th July, 2017 and is to be seen pulling passenger trains

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Name: Freddie; number 184

Built: 1958, A & G Price from Thames, NZ; 15 tons

Type:  0-4-0; fitted with a Gardner 6LW engine, 120 hp

Class: Mode 15

Source: Obtained 1986

Previous history: Supplied to Glen Afton coal mine, Huntly; later transferred to the NZ Dairy Group.

Comment: At present without an engine – to be refurbished

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Name: Timmy; TR 661, number 187

Built: 1959, A & G Price; 20 tons

Type:  0-4-0; powered by Gardner 6L3, 152 hp engine

Class: Tr 163

Source: arrived Sept 2012

Previous history: came from Otahuhu workshops

Comment: Donated; currently hauling passenger trains

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Name: Charlie; number 2730

Built:  1967, Drewry from Burton-on-Trent, UK

Type:  0-6-0; fitted with a Gardner 6LW motor.

Source: came to BOIVR in 1994

Previous history: 1954-1986 NZR service; 1986-1994 Steam Inc; 1994 BOIVR

Comment:  currently being used to haul work trains, occasionally passenger trains

 

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Name: Ruby; number 3659

Built: 1973Baguley-Drewry from Burton-on-Trent, UK

Type:  0-4-0; powered by a Cummins 220 motor, 212 hp

Source: owned by AAFCO Freezing Co

Previous history: 1973 – 2006 owned by AFFCO at Moerewa

Comment: Bought in 2006 by anonymous female supporter from TradeMe with the stipulation that she is painted red and named Ruby. Occasionally hauls passenger trains, but more often work trains.

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Two engines have recently arrived:

Name: 2258 (dated 1949)

Built:  1949

Type:  0-6-0 Drewry (Vulcan) Car Company

Source: Forest Loaders Portland

Previous history: 1949 – 1999; Whakatane Board Mills (number 103); 1999 – 2017 Forest Loaders, Portland (and there numbered FL106); 2017 BOIVR

Comment: Arrived at BOIVR on 27th July 2017. Donated. Currently being refurbished to haul with passenger trains. To be renumbered to original 2258, named Lennie, and be repainted in Midlands Red.

 

Name: 2489 (dated 1955)

Built:  1949

Type:  0-6-0 Drewry (Vulcan) Car Company

Source: Forest Loaders Portland

Previous history: 1955 – 1999 Whakatane Board Mills (number 104); 1999 – 2017 Forest Loaders, Portland (and there numbered FL107); 2017 BOIVR

Comment: Arrived at BOIVR on 27th July 2017. Donated. To be refurbished after FL106/2258 to haul with passenger trains. To be renumbered to original 2489, named Esmae, and be painted yellow and black, with bright red wheel counterweights.


 

 

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