Carriages - A 1023


A1023 Badge Class/No: A 1884 Length: 56' 0"
TMS Type/No: A 1023 Clad: Steel Clad
Year: 1939 State: Stored
Builder: NZR - Otahuhu
Distributed Load: Tare: 30200 kg
Notes: 1939 - 1675 NZR. Car
1975 - 1988 Northerner - car
19XX - 2001 Don Allan. Helensville
2001 Feilding Steam Rail
Carriage Text: Ak1087, wb7, Ak687, Lift 71 1 86

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A1023 and A1082 worked on the Auckland to Wellington overnight Northerner Express. They were steam heated from a steam heat van towed directly behind the locomotive. The first class carriages had better seating than carriages fitted with the standard flip over scarat seats. The first class seats have a lever that turn the seat around, allowing the passenger to face the direction of travel.

A1023 and A1082 were sold in good condition to form part of the now failed Helensville Railway Museum. They suffered badly from vandalism and nearly got burnt by arsonists. They are now safely stored inside our shed in Feilding.

On the Truck from Helensville It was hoped that we could rail the carriages to Feilding. But due to a slip at Helensville and the condition of the carriages, especially the bogies as the bearing covers had been removed, moving them by truck was the only option.
5 February 2001
A1023 in Carriage Shed These photos show either side of the carriage. It is stored under cover in the carriage shed.
5 July 2008
A1023 in Carriage Shed
Inside A1023 Inside the carriage from either end. Seats have been removed to allowed the rotten floor to be assessed.
5 July 2008
Inside A1023

Have a look at the A1023 restoration page to see what restoration and maintence has been completed since A1023 came to FDSRS.

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