RailPictures.Net Photo: 9170 KiwiRail DL at Near Taumarunui, New Zealand by John Russell
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Near Raurimu, North Island Main Trunk (more..)
Near Taumarunui, New Zealand (more..)
September 13, 2015
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9170 (more..)
240 (more..)
John Russell (more..)
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DL 9170 leads DL 9095 on train 240 from Wellington crossing Manson's Siding bridge north of Raurimu Spiral. Mt Ruapehu 2797m (highest mountain in North Island) in the distance is an active volcano with a crater lake that is closely monitored due to lahar danger. Ruapehu last erupted Sep 1995 - big fright for the skiers on it's slopes! One of the first diesel locomotives exported to a western railroad from China, the DL class has about 3600 Hp and is the most powerful diesel-electric loco operated by KiwiRail.
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Trains on 3' 6" (1.067m) track from Whangarei to Bluff with virtually heritage rebuilt EMD and GE locomotives still the mainstay power. The network was privatized in 1990's and operated by Toll until 2008 when state owned KiwiRail was established.
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  Model  Canon EOS 60D
  ExposureTime  1/500
  ISOSpeedRatings  250
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