Ab 608 was built by NZR Addington (Christchurch) in 1915 and named "Passchendaele" in 1925 as a War Memorial. NZ Railway & Locomotive Society restored it for the centenary. The train is ... (more)
Ja 1271 was built by Hillside in Dunedin and restored and re-entered service for Steam Inc in 1997. Steam specials were are feature of Napier's annual Art Deco festival for many years but the fire... (more)
DSG 3005 leads a rake of mainly empty container wagons south to Hastings.
Cape gauge 4-8-2 J # 1211 "Gloria", former New Zealand Railway, now privately owned by Ian Welch and converted to burn oil, pulling a steam charter of the "Mainline Steam Heritage Trust" at the sm... (more)
This train is a feature of the annual Art Deco Weekend celebrating the architectural style Napier was rebuilt in during the 1930s after an earthquake. The locomotive was one of the last built in ... (more)
Ab 608 was built by NZR Addington (Christchurch) in 1915 and named "Passchendaele" in 1925 as a War Memorial for over 400 railwaymen who perished in WW1. It is now owned by NZ Railway & ... (more)
Several excursions between Napier and Hastings were hauled by Ja 1271 during the annual Art Deco weekend. Napier was rebuilt in Deco architecture after earthquake in 1931. Ja 1271 was built by Hi... (more)
Mainline Steam NZ Tour train approaches overnight stop at Napier. The next day Ka 942 would be the only Ka to ever reach Gisborne, just weeks before the world renown Napier - Gisborne section clos... (more)
Steam Incorporated ran steam train trips between Napier and Hastings as part of Art Deco Weekend celebrations. The train is seen approaching Napier alongside Marine Parade. Napier was rebuilt afte... (more)
Might not seem like much of a train but its better than nothing - and that's what there will be when F83/84 get canned and the line is mothballed in 5 weeks time. RIP one of the best lines in the ... (more)
A rather large 687 (compared to usual) crosses the Estuary at Pandora on a calm Sunday afternoon.
DCP4830 & DC4352 lead 683 over the Pandora estuary nearing the end of their run.
DXB5120 leads a 29 total 627 towards Hastings
DXB 5114 leads 623 towards Napier.
DXB 5051 leads a 17 total 688 up the Eskdale bank.