Our Fleet

Locomotives - Steam

GVR has a collection of ex-NZR and industrial steam locomotives stored, in service, and under overhaul.

Ww 480 (No. 1)

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
4-6-4T
Built 1910 by NZR Hillside
Fitted with new boiler built by RCR Energy, Napier

Ww 644 (No. 2)

Under Overhaul for National Rail Network
4-6-4T
Built 1915 by NZR Hillside
Fitted with new boiler built by RCR Energy, Napier

Ja 1250

Stored
4-8-2
Built 1949 by NZR Hillside
Named "Diana"
Bequeathed by Phil Goldman

Mallet (No. 4)

Stored
2-4-4-2
Built 1912 by ALCO Schenectady New York
Operated by Taupo Totara Timber Co.

A 423

Stored
4-6-2
Built 1909 by A&G Price Thames
Privately Owned

Wab 800

Stored
4-6-4T
Built 1927 by A&G Price Thames
Originally part of the Waikato Railway Society Collection

F 233

Stored
0-6-0T
Built 1885 by Robert Stephenson and Co
Owned by Railway Enthusiasts Society

Steam Crane No. 224

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Built 1937 by Cowans Sheldon
10 Ton lifting capacity at 16ft radius


Locomotives - Diesel

GVR has a collection of ex-NZR and industrial diesel locomotives stored, in service, and under overhaul.

No.3

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
0-4-0
30hp
Ex Ministry of Works
Built by Ruston and Hornsby

Ds 207 (No. 7)

Under Long-Term Overhaul
0-6-0
204hp
Built 1949 by Drewry Car Co

De 507 (No. 8)

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Bo-Bo
660hp
Built 1952 by English Electric Preston

De 509 (No. 9)

Stored
Bo-Bo
660hp
Built 1952 by English Electric Preston

Dsa 243 (No. 10)

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
0-6-0
315hp
Built 1956 by W G Bagnall

DBR1254

In Service - National Rail Network Certified
A1A-A1A
951hp
Built 1965 by GM-EMD London Ontario as Db 1005
Rebuilt 1981 by Clyde Engineering
Fitted with GVR-DSPA Fire Suppression System

DBR1295

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
A1A-A1A
951hp
Built 1965 by GM-EMD London Ontario as Db 1013
Rebuilt 1982 by Clyde Engineering

DC4818

Under Overhaul for National Rail Network
A1A-A1A
1424hp
Built 1964 by GM-EMD London Ontario as DA1481
Rebuilt 1983 by Clyde Engineering
Purchase funded by a long-time supporter

DC4536

Stored
A1A-A1A
1650hp
Built 1966 by GM-EMD London Ontario as DA1505
Rebuilt 1980 by Clyde Engineering
Purchase funded by a long-time supporter


Carriage Fleet - New Zealand Rail Trips and Tours

GVR has a fleet of seven heritage passenger carriages that can operate all over the New Zealand Rail Network. These carriages were built and operated by the New Zealand Railways and have been lovingly restored at GVR.

Aa 1134

National Rail Network Certified
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1909 by NZR Petone
51 Seats

Aa 1233

National Rail Network Certified
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1912 by NZR Petone
51 Seats

Aa 1258

National Rail Network Certified
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1912 by NZR Petone
55 Seats

Aa 1494

National Rail Network Certified
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1924 by NZR Newmarket
51 Seats

A 1926

National Rail Network Certified
Steel Paneled Carriage
With alcoves
Built 1939 by NZR Otahuhu
52 Seats

A 1948

National Rail Network Certified
Steel Paneled Carriage
With alcoves
Built 1939 by NZR Addington
52 Seats

AL 1991

National Rail Network Certified
Steel Paneled Carriage
With luggage compartment
Wheelchair Access
Built 1940 by NZR Addington
39 Seats

AG49

National Rail Network Certified
Luggage and Power Van
With servery area
Built 1977 by Mitsubishi
Leased from KiwiRail

Other carriages for future use on the National Rail Network include:

  • Modular guards van FM1133
  • Wood paneled guards van F394
  • Steel paneled guards van F601
  • 'Big Window' 56ft cars AO198, ASO110, and ASO1
  • 'Small Window' 56ft cars A 1860, A 1897, A 1908, A 1918 and A 1985
  • Ex Auckland Suburban carriages (owned by the Railway Enthusiasts Society) SA5617, SA5638, SA5695, SA5703, SA5730, SA5743, SA5770, SA5818, SA5829, SD3199, SD5652, SD5762, SD5842

Carriage Fleet - Steam Train Experience, First Class Experience and Special Events

GVR has a varied fleet of passenger carriages that can operate on our private Glenbrook Vintage Railway line. These carriages were built and operated by the New Zealand Railways and have been lovingly restored at GVR.

A 1161

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1911 by NZR Newmarket
36 Seats

A 1162

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1911 by NZR Newmarket
45 Seats

A 1222

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Carriage
With open end balconies
Built 1912 by NZR Newmarket
45 Seats

Af 804

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Car Van
With open end balconies
Built 1903 by NZR Newmarket
24 Seats

F 141

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wood Paneled Guards Van
Converted to partially open carriage
Built 1908 by NZR East Town
28 Seats

Vb 624

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Insulated Bogie Wagon
Converted to open carriage
Built 1954 by NZR Otahuhu
24 Seats

A 1452

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Carriage "Parlour Car"
With open end balconies
Built 1916 by NZR Newmarket
24 Seats

Af 1182

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Car Van "Dining Car"
With open end balcony and guard's compartment (scullery)
Built 1911 by NZR Newmarket
40 Seats

C 472

In Service - Glenbrook Vintage Railway
Wooden Paneled Carriage, First and Second Class
With open end balcony
Built 1879 by Oldbury Car Company, England

Other carriages for future use on the GVR line include:

  • Wooden Platform cars A 1352 and A 1355
  • Clerestory roof wooden dining carriage A 543
  • Wooden car van Af 1033 (Originally part of the Waikato Railway Society Collection)

Wagon Fleet

GVR has a collection of ex-NZR wagons - some of which are used for maintenance and mechanical support purposes. These include a variety of flat wagons, box wagons, YC ballast wagons, and a ballast plough van.

A number of wagons are stored on behalf of the Rail Heritage Trust.