A port transfer shunt from Wiri to port passes through Middlemore.
DFT 7008 hauls the Northern Explorer out of Purewa tunnel bound for Wellington, 670Km and 10 hours away. This train was an award winning design and built by Hillside, Dunedin. It entered service i... (more)
DFT 7092 heads north to Whangarei with empty log train 125. The 200km North Auckland Line passes through 13 tunnels and is rustic and scenic. Sadly it is under threat of closure due to light traff... (more)
DFT 7092 heads north to Whangarei with empty log train 125. The 200km North Auckland Line passes through 13 tunnels and is rustic and scenic. Sadly it is under threat of closure due to light tra... (more)
DFT 7199 is assisted by DC 4300 (EMD G22AR) on train 125 from Whangarei. The 200km line passes through 13 tunnels and is rustic and scenic. Sadly it is without a certain future.
Tr156 is the workhorse of the Ferrymead Railway, here she stands during permanent way work. This is the site of the future Valley Station, and the double-slip will form the station throat. It was ... (more)
Northern Explorer climbs towards the Raurimu Spiral as it ascends the volcanic plateau dominated by Mt Ruapehu (2797m) in the distance. The train takes over 10 hours to cover the 680Km from Auckla... (more)
EF 30157 leads 30134 northbound crossing the Waipa River. The section of line between Hamilton and Palmerston North was electrified at 25KV in the 1980's with the locomotives (the most powerful o... (more)
EF 30163 leads 30249 hauling manifest train 219 bound for Wellington, seen just south of Marton. The EF locomotives are the most powerful on the KiwiRail network and were built in the mid 1980's b... (more)
EF 30007 is assisted by 30249 on manifest train 240 from Wellington to Auckland, seen near Marton crossing the Rangitikei River. This train will soon cross this river twice again but on viaducts ... (more)
The Northern Explorer (known by rail workers and fans as "Dora") passes through Levin bound for Auckland. This is a relatively new train with carriages built at Hillside, Dunedin which ... (more)
Manifest train 218 from Wellington is about to pass under Highway 1 north of Manakau.
Manifest train 218 from Wellington approaches Levin.
DXC 5477 shows off her new paint heading manifest freight from Wellington to Palmerston North.
FP class "Matangi" EMU approaching Waikanae, current terminus of Kapiti Line electric trains serving New Zealand's capital city. The FP/FT units were built in South Korea by a consortiu... (more)