Restoring Rail Passenger Carriage A1819 will give New Zealanders an appreciation of Auckland rail travel in the 1970's
The Passanger Carriage A1819 is one of only ten remaining from the original 113 built by NZ Rail. In August 1982, the carriage arrived at MOTAT. We now have a team of four volunteers dedicated to this project, with others willing to help out as and when required.
Restoration is underway on A1819 and when completed it will be presented as a 1976 suburban carriage in Auckland. It is intended that the carriage will be coupled with carriage AI1816 which has already been restored to the 1980s fitout.
MOTAT is New Zealand’s largest museum of its kind. Located in Auckland’s Western Springs.
Celebrating NZ’s past, present, and future, MOTAT endeavours to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow through creative and innovative initiatives.
The funds will be used to restore the Rail Passenger Carriage A1819. Purchasing paint, wood and other equipment to ensure this restoration is completed. All work is to be completed by MOTAT's Train volunteers.