Climbing trees for the shot at Arthur's Pass... The Tranz Alpine Express passenger train - daily between Christchurch and Greymouth, New Zealand on the South Island - is seen entering the Otira T... (more)
The Fifty One Things.
The night train photographers I know say there are fifty things that can go wrong when taking these pictures - and I’ve experienced most of them.
I’ve fallen several ... (more)
In the early hours of the morning, banker driver Mike Kilsby idles train 826 out of the Otira tunnel and across the highest point of the Midland Line which links the east and west coasts of the So... (more)
Clean KiwiRail DC 4761 and ratty old blue 4628 head a westbound TranzAlpine passenger train in the sun between Cora Lynn and Arthur's Pass
A mixed up mess of colour leads a loaded coal train through the scrub covered Waimakariri River floodplain towards Cora Lynn. 5258 is a KiwiRail patched Toll green snotbonnet while 5327 wears the ... (more)
DXs 5385 and 5454 head 842 eastward with the Southern Alps providing a suitable backdrop.
The sole pair of South Island based KiwiRail painted DXs (at the time - there are now more but with the vertical colour separation) were paired up for a few days in March 2009 after we arranged to... (more)
DCs 4761 and 4628 head a westbound TranzAlpine passenger train into the Southern Alps on a crystal clear late-winter morning. After three consecutive days of freshly painted KiwiRail locos on the ... (more)
The TranzAlpine rests amongst the wildflowers at world famous Arthur's Pass station, the summit of the crossing between the east and west coasts of New Zealand's south island.
Three locos waiting on a siding to take over a work train for repairs on the Otira tunnel, viewed from the Tranz Alpine.