FM226 Text Inside

Carriages - FM 226

FM226 Sticker

FM226 Badge LM38 Module Number Class/No: Fm 13 Length: 50' 0"
TMS Type/No: FM 226 Clad: Steel Clad
Year: 1977 State: In Service (Mainline)
Builder: Mitsubishi
Distributed Load: Tare:
Notes: Ex-Masterton
19XX - 200X FDSR, stored
200X - 2008 FDSR, overhaul
2008 FDSR, in service
Owned by John & Rolf Christensen
Carriage Text: LM38 (Luggage Module label)

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73 FM vans were built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan in 1976/77, along with ten spare guard’s modules and twenty spare luggage modules. An additional 50 vans were built by Daewoo Industrial Company Limited in 1980, and entered service during 1980 and 1981. The FM van weighed an impressive 30.8 tonnes when fully equipped.

FM vans where used on the NZR between the February 1977 and the 30th May 1987, there after guards vans were no longer used on freight trains. The FM vans provide a significant improvement over the older guards vans back in 1977. FM vans were fitted with passenger type high speed bogies, recirculation toilet, gas heater, gas hot water, gas hobs, and electric light. They had three compartments two for luggage and one for the guard. The luggage compartments had dog boxes for dog transport. At each end a platform was available, with a handbrake at one end.

FM226 by the Old Woolbank FM 226 at the old woolbank soon after it arrived from storage in the Wairarapa.
Photo taken before March 2002
FM226 in Carriage shed FM 226 under cover in the carriage shed.
10 September 2005
Inside the FM van Inside the FM Van guards module.
16th May 2009
FM226 in the Yard These photos show either side of the restored FM226. It has now been mainline certified.
5 November 2011
FM226 in the Yard
NZR Shield It has been decorated with the New Zealand Railways shield.
5 November 2011
One of the Luggage Modules These photos show the luggage module from either end.
5 November 2011
One of the Luggage Modules
Cabinet Contents Through the luggage module are 2 cabinets that stored important equipment.
5 November 2011
Cabinet Contents As you can see, these are no longer true to label.
5 November 2011
Not True to Label
FM226 Loo The bathroom facilities behind the cabinets are not as spacious as those for the passengers, but they do the job.
5 November 2011
FM226 Basin
FM226 Guards Module These photos show either end of the guards module.
5 November 2011
FM226 Guards Module
Guards Desk The photo on the left shows the guard workstation with cubbyholes for paperwork,which has a light under it to illuminate the desk. The window beside the seat gives the guard a lookout positon to see the train ahead. The seat also flips over to change direction.
The photo on the right shows some of the additional seating, with the electrical distribution cabinet and emergency brake with air guage on the wall behind it.
5 November 2011
Crew Seating
Crew Seating The back of the 2 double seats moves over the seat so the crew can face either way. There is a small shelf on the wall in front of them. In the NZR days a coat cabinet was provided, but we have not refitted it, although the NZR coat hooks are still in place.
5 November 2011
FM226 Kitchen The luggage module at the other end is used to store the buffet supplies.
5 November 2011
FM226 Kitchen
NZR Clothes Hook It was common to see the NZR label on fittings.
5 November 2011
FM226 Watersystem This lever controlled the air brake system that was used to lift water for use in the van.
5 November 2011
FM226 Watersystem

FM226 has been restored to mainline condition. Have a look at the restoration page to see what restoration and maintence has been completed since it came to FDSRS.

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