Latest Vulcan Foundry Diesel Survivors Photographs

We are always on the lookout for photographs of the surviving locomotives for the site, this page contains the latest ones received. 

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Mike Anderson has sent these photographs of Vulcan Loco Dg 772 which has been out and about active duty during 2012 on the New Zealand national network
Owned by  they recently lease her to work on sectors of a national rail tour.

English Electric Type 4 - Vulcan Built 1959

Martin Hart has sent in the photograph of English Electric Type 4 (BR Class 40) D212 'Aureol' built at the Vulcan in 1959 and preserved at the Midland Railway Butterley.

English Electric Type 4 (BR Class 50) 50044 'Exeter' Vulcan Built 1968

Martin has also sent this one in of English Electric Type 4 (BR Class 50) 50044 'Exeter' built at the Vulcan in 1968 and now preserved on the Severn Valley Railway.

Martin has his own website dedicated to English Electric Traction at;

Vulcan Foundry NZR DG Class order 1954

New Zealand Railways DG Class no 772 built in 1956 has the distinction of being New Zealands only mainline certified heritage diesel locomotive.

Owned by the Christchurch based Diesel Traction Group she is currently in pristine condition and being run after a painstaking six year long restoration project.

Thanks to Mike Anderson for sending these great photographs in.

DG 772 out and about NZR DG772 and Rail Motor 56



Vulcan Frichs Railcar RM56 at Middlemarch New Zealand 13-10-09

New Zealand Railways Vulcan Frichs Railmotor 56 (works number 4851) finish built in 1939 from an order placed in 1938 one of four 70 year old survivors from the nine out of the original of ten that made it to New Zealand intermittently between July 1940 and February 1942 during the height of the Battle of the Atlantic during WW2 with only one being lost at sea on the SS Cumberland which was Torpedoed and sank 12 miles North of Malin Head on 25th August 1940.

Paul Jeffery has supplied these photographs taken on 13-10-2009 and says that the railcars were legenday up our line back in the days when it was owned by New Zealand Railways.

Paul loco crews for the Taieri Gorge Railway a tourist railway operating from Dunedin which runs on the mainline and our private branchline,
(see ) where they have been graced by two historic Vulcan products during their 2009 heritage festival.

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