Thursday, January 25, 2018
an outing in the 'Naki for Rm 31
As those who have our books know, Rm 31 was one of the 6 NZR 'Standard' railcars from 1938, and is preserved operational in the fleet of the Pahiatua Railcar Society.
Here it is seen in Taranaki countryside not far from New Plymouth last weekend, and the New Plymouth to Wellington run was what it actually did as a regular service for many years until December 1972 when the three Blue Streak railcars became surplus and the Standards were withdrawn.
This pic is from the Pahiatua Railcar Sociey's Facebook page.
For interest, below is a colorized interior view from the 1950s, via imagur.com
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