545 tucked away in the loop at Patea on the banks of the Patea river. The old meat grading works and coolstores seen in the background have been abandoned since the 60's.
Ready to leave with southbound empty service 545.
This engine (still in steam) is getting its boiler washed down and some light repair before getting a freash fire. Illumination is by a welding opperation shaded in the foreground. Behind me four ... (more)