Help towards the overhaul of Da1471

$207 donated
Given by 3 generous donors in around 7 months

Help towards the rebuild of Da1471 the last complete Phase 3 Da in New Zealand


Da1471 is the most recent mainline locomotive to join the Steam Incorporated fleet.

When it arrived at Steam Incorporated's Paekakariki Depot it was in a sad state of repair and we aim to bring it back to pristine condition.

-There has been a lot of work done on the bodywork of the short hood which involved removing the whole front section down to the frame and removing rust, rebuilding the bottom section of the hood, sandblasting and rebuild of the dynamic brake hood.

- The Long hood has been removed, repaired and is waiting refitting after the engine/generator overhaul has been completed.

This involves removing the power assembles for overhaul. Draining the sump oil and replacing it, overhaul of the injectors and timing equipment. Cleaning and repaint of the generator, check brush holders and replace the brushes. overhaul of the air compressor, purchase of a new oil cooler as it is missing and more.

-The bogies and brake gear require removal cleaning repairs and replacement of all nylock nuts.

-Cab requires a complete rebuild.

-Complete rewire of the locomotive.

-Purchase and install of a new Otari Rail V5 Tranzlog. Cost = $5,000

- Install a new Tait 8200 Radio. Cost = $1,200

-Purchase of batteries x8 =$12,000

-Purchase of Dynamic Brake grids x4 =$10,000

-Ditch light flashers units x2 =$1,600

These are just a few of the things needed to bring 1471 back to mainline standard and any contribution you make goes towards all of this.

Steam Incorporated's involvement (page creator)

Volunteers make up most of our work force, we have a few paid staff that guide the projects. If you want to help visit our site on Saturday from 9-4.

About us

We are an incorporated society based at Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. Formed nearly fifty years ago, we are devoted to the restoration of steam and diesel locomotives plus heritage carriages that we regularly operate on the main line.

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Dion McKenna
Dion McKenna on 28 Jun 2016
Chris Mann
Chris Mann on 25 Jun 2016
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Guest Donor on 28 May 2016
Dion McKenna
Dion McKenna on 19 May 2016

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