100’s of steam train enthusiasts turned up to bid farewell to the locomotive steam train “Diana’ Ja 1250 after 18 years of faithful service to the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. There was also a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new train turn table.

Watch the video playlist for the speech by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, the ribbon cutting ceremony, a demo of the new hand powered turn table and footage of the trains Ja 1250 and WW 664.  Click here for Video playlist (allow video to play through to the next one).

Built in 1949, ‘Diana’ weighs 110 tons, produces 1200 hp, carries 6 ton of coal and 4000 gallons (15141 litres) of water. She will be put into restoration for the next 5 years and we all hope to see her back at GVR.

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