After recent heavy rain the Scenic Napier - Gisborne line has been severed, its fate hanging on a string as to whether the $3.5-4.5M fixes will be made. After having the original destination cut o... (more)
En route from Stillwater to Greymouth, DSC2366 leads a short freight shuttle through Dobson at sunset, and past the memorial to the man for whom the village is named.
The Otira bankers wait next to the re-fueling station high in the Otira yards as NO 829, a westbound freight train, descends the hill into Otira on its way to Refton.
With every one of its matchsticks creaking under the load, two DCs bring a loaded coal train from Rapahoe into Greymouth across an S shaped wooden truss bridge dating from the late 1800s. I heard ... (more)
DX 5391 has since been repainted in the red/yellow/gray KiwiRail paint, but back in 2006, it was bringing an empty coaltrain down the Cass bank. Within a few minutes the train will notch up for th... (more)
Rebuilt KiwiRail General Electric C30-7M locomotive, DXR8007, leads northbound freight MP12 from Mount Maunganui at Whangarata (between Huntly and Pukekohe).