All Aboard 794

All Aboard 794 'Fielding to Gisborne October 2007'
Description

Feilding Steam Rail ran a passenger excursion over four days from Feilding to Gisborne and return during Labour Weekend 2007 behind WAB 794.
WAB 794 entered service in May 1927 and was allocated to the heavily graded Dunedin to Oamaru section of the South Island Main Trunk until the introduction of the larger North British built J-class in 1939. The loco was transferred to Wellington in June 1943 to work suburban passenger trains and in 1954 was allocatedto Wanganui for a short period where she was finally written off in August 1955.
After various other duties WAB 794 was towed to Feilding in 1997 and so began the long restoration and rebuilding project to bring the locomotive up to mainline running specifications. 2003 saw the locomotive return to the mainline after six years of dedicated work.
Available in PAL only.
Running time 46 minutes

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