Mainland Steam Today


Today I visited a workshop in Parnell here in Auckland, only 5 minutes drive from
Queen St, an exRailway workshop at which engineers, all volunteers and calling themselves Mainland Steam save and restore classic railway engines. It’s a nonprofit
It was an open day and visitors were able to see some of the restorations
in progress.
What struck me was the sheer size and might of some of these engines.
I nearly used the word awesome.
In Cheshire Street, Parnell, it is open to the public, in fact,
my understanding is that Thursdays are a particularly good
day to go along.