The returning southbound TranzCoastal train heads south from Kaikoura in the late afternoon. While in Kaikoura you can whale watch, swim with dolphins, watch the fur seals, eat at Hine's fish-and-... (more)
DFT 7295 and DQ 6347 leave the coast behind as they head inland near Wharanui. The South Island's 'main north line' line between Christchurch and the rail ferries at Picton features more than an h... (more)
At the end of the earth: After being a tourist in New Zealand with the good woman for the past few weeks, I finally get a trainspotting day pass and have to drive 300km north in cloud before fin... (more)
And my vote for world's worst livery goes to... DFT 7023 heads the Picton-bound TranzCoastal passenger right onto the beach beside the Pacific Ocean. It wears the horrid faded-vomit paint scheme a... (more)
Tranz Rail DC 4876 hauls the Tranz Scenic’s #701 Coastal Pacific service along New Zealand’s South Island coast near Waipapa Bay. Tranz Scenic's Coastal Pacific had recently been acquired by Austr... (more)
General Electric DXB 5143 from 1972 in the fresh new KiwiRail colors with a Mainline Steam charter on the 21 m high Okarahia viaduct with the Pacific ocean.
DX 5304 with DFT 7295 wait in the loop at Kaikoura for the arrival of 701, the southbound passenger service.
DX5419+DC4035 rolling along the coast north of Kaikoura.
Train 734 arrives at Kaikoura 23-8-04
A typical NewZealand Freight Train
Northbound intermodal departing Kaikoura at sunrise