train Tracking & Speed Monitoring with the
Gisborne City Vintage Railway
The Wa165 (commonly known as the Gisborne City Vintage Railway) is the last remaining Wa class train, built in 1897 in Dunedin, New Zealand.
After a thorough restoration process, the train is now running ‘relaxing steam ride trips’ over the summer season between Gisborne and Muriwai.
The Gisborne City Vintage Railway Society uses our Oyster2 battery powered tracking device to provide real-time location data, trip history and speeding reports.
oyster2 FOR TRAIN TRACKING
The Oyster2's extremely long battery life, rugged & weatherproof protective housing, and 4G modem are ideal for train tracking.
The battery-powered tracker's small and compact design also allows the device to be located up high, out of sight – inconspicuous from staff and the public.
train Tracking & Speed Monitoring
Telematics Guru allows the location of the train to be monitored in real-time, as well as having the ability to track and record speed.
This is critical when the train approaches road crossings, as the Vintage Rail Society are aware of incidents at Rail Crossings where vehicles ignore the warning and claim the train was speeding.
In 1959, the Wa165 was withdrawn from service, after spending the majority of its life on the heavily graded railway line between Gisborne and Motuhora. In1985, a group of railway enthusiasts formed the ‘Gisborne City Vintage Railway Society’. Their objective was to rebuild the Wa165 locomotive to its 1897 condition, after years of abandonment, rust and corrosion.
On the 22nd October 2000, the Wa165 commenced its first public journey. Today you can experience the Wa165 steam train on several excursions, exploring the sites of Gisborne and its surroundings.
from THE VINTAGE RAIL SOCIETY
“The Oyster2 and Telematics Guru allows the location of the train to be monitored at any time, and also keeps records of the speed. This is especially important when the train approaches road crossings.
The Vintage Rail Society are aware of incidents at Rail Crossings where vehicles ignore warnings, and claims the train was speeding! If needed, we now have tracking data to show train speed and location.”