The DFB class was originally built by EMD in Canada in 1979 and rebuilt in 1990s as DFT with recent upgrade with Brightstar etc. 126 is the only daylight train on the rustic and rugged North Auckl... (more)
The DFB class was originally built by EMD in Canada in 1979 and rebuilt in 1990s as DFT with recent upgrade with Brightstar etc. Train 126 is the only train that traverses the 210 Km long rustic a... (more)
7049 leads 7023 on train 129 from Whangarei to Auckland.
The DF class were built by GM in Canada and introduced from 1979. In 1990's were upgraded with turbo etc to GT22 MC. 129 was just over 1300 t the maximum load for the 220 Km long line. That migh... (more)
5108 leads DC (EMD G22AR) locos 4058 and 4323 on a manifest train to Whangarei emerging from Mareretu tunnel. The DX class was built by General Electric's Erie, PA plant and entered service from 1... (more)
Ja 1275 heads Mainline Steam Northlander excursion train from Auckland to Whangarei. This 200Km line is rugged, rustic and scenic with 13 tunnels and 2% grades between. The return trip by steam ... (more)
Mainline Steam Northlander excursion from Auckland to Whangarei negotiates the curves near Mangapai
Mainline Steam Northlander excursion approaches Mangapai on the return run from Whangarei to Auckland.
Mainline Steam Northlander excursion to Whangarei approaches Oakleigh with only a few miles to go. Railfan specials are the only passenger trains on this scenic line.