RailPictures.Net Photo: 1275 KiwiRail Steam 4-8-2 at Near Taumarunui, New Zealand by John Russell
 
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Steam 4-8-2 (more..)
Raurimu Spiral, North Island Main Trunk  (more..)
Near Taumarunui, New Zealand (more..)
July 31, 2010
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1275 (more..)
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Climbing the Raurimu Spiral, Ja 1275 has filled the lower tunnel with steam hauling Mainline Steam excursion from Auckland to National Park. The grade is 2% with severe curvature and this part of the Main Trunk was electrified after lowering of tunnels in the 1980's.
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Mainline Steam Heritage Trust operates steam specials throughout New Zealand from depots in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Each year an inter-island Steam Tour attracts fans from around the world. For more visit www.mainlinesteam.co.nz
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