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‘Mammoth’ task to recover artefacts from Oreti River.

Discussion in 'International Heritage Railways/Tramways' started by Martin Perry, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Martin Perry

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    Another loco recovery in New Zealand;

    https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/‘mammoth’-task-recover-artefacts-oreti-river-0

    Pity that not many were buried here :)
     
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    New Zealands Barry ..............

    Do they intend to restore them to service?
     
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    More importantly. What's livery going to be..........:Saywhat:?
     
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    I believe so - big task though! Look up the Rogers K class 2-4-2 for an example of other river bank recoveries that are now running in NZ - K88 and K92.

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    No plans for restoration I believe, though I can't find where I read that. There's another one stuck in the mud as well that they couldn't retrieve.
     
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    image.png Looks like they have a taste for further recovery;
     
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    Let's hope they have as much enthusiasm (and finances) to do something good with them following recovery.
     
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    Back in 2009 I photographed these bits from one or more NZR V class 2-6-2, which I believe had been recovered from river banks. It's not completely clear to me whether the parts still exist or have been scrapped - this site suggests parts from four locomotives, but I can't find any reference to any of them on the current Fielding and District Steam Rail Society website.

    3207B2A3-F9F8-4A01-84CC-9EA4158B5824.jpeg 6E318064-6ECE-487F-9DCD-BEC23E7B2AC4.jpeg

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    It appears these part were scrapped. Much more positive is the second V is now out of the river and back on the rails at Lumsden.
     
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