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Photo ID: 611379

KiwiRail's TranzAlpine Express is seen departing the depot at Otira, New Zealand, with the pair of GE U26C turned DXC Class #5356 and 5304, accelerating from a stop to meet a Dunedin rail car excu... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5356 5304
Train ID: KiwiRail 803 (21)
Photo Date: October 21, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Mar 27, 2017

Views: 1,695
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Photo ID: 418322

As the rain comes down, Mike Kilsby amps up the power on train 826 after stopping to attach three bankers (helper locos) for the 3% climb up through the 8km (5 mile) long Otira Tunnel.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5304
Train ID: 826
Photo Date: August 24, 2011


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 20, 2012

Views: 1,632
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 417793

The pointy end of loaded coal train 846 glides through the yard at Otira.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5517
Train ID: 846
Photo Date: April 10, 2008


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 15, 2012

Views: 1,542
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 415040

Loco Engineer Neil D. connects the MU cable and brake hoses between three banker locos and the road power of an eastbound coal train for a run up through the 3% Otira tunnel. 5304 is the lead lead... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5304
Train ID: 846
Photo Date: October 10, 2012


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 16, 2012

Views: 2,261
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 351328

With the loaded ‘coalie’ stretched around Otira’s station the five big GE DXCs with 15.000 horsepower in total create ‘thunder in the mountains’ as they get Train number 844 under way on its clim... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: DXC
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5460
Train ID: 844
Photo Date: May 05, 2010


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By: Marty Melville

Added: Jan 11, 2011

Views: 3,061
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Photo ID: 351327

With five DXC’s on the front the three bankers and two train locomotives roll Train NO 844 over the Rolleston River bridge on the approach to the west portal of the Otira Tunnel on their way to ... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: DXC
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 05, 2010


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By: Marty Melville

Added: Jan 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 351326

The Otira bankers wait next to the re-fueling station high in the Otira yards as NO 829, a westbound freight train, descends the hill into Otira on its way to Refton.

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: DXC
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5431
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 01, 2010


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By: Marty Melville

Added: Jan 11, 2011

Views: 4,526
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Photo ID: 347720

As the last traces of dusk slip over the Southern Alps, five DXs lift a short 18 wagon coal train away from Otira's top yard with less drama than usual. Sitting in a deep valley, the megatropilopo... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5287
Train ID: 832
Photo Date: June 27, 2009


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 06, 2010

Views: 3,637
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 346993

Nestled in a mountain valley in the middle of the South Island, Otira is lucky to see an hour of sunshine in the middle of winter, that’s if you can see the sky at all as this is an area often ass... (more)

Railroad: Tranz Rail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5034
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: July 27, 2002


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 29, 2010

Views: 3,797
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 345751

Empty containers destined for the Hokitika dairy plant head west along the South Island's midland line

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DFT
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DFT 7008
Train ID: 827
Photo Date: March 04, 2009


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 19, 2010

Views: 2,214
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 345509

Bottoming out. A pair of DXs in the nasty "Toll Rail" livery bring empty coalie 849 off the grade and into the Otira yard. All very well for descending empties, but loaded trains travelin... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5402
Train ID: 849
Photo Date: April 12, 2008


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 16, 2010

Views: 3,814
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 92986

DFT7117+DFT7104 hauling the TranzAlpine across the Taramakau River in the Southern Alps.

Railroad: Tranzrail
Locomotive: DFT class EMD GTL22MC
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7117
Train ID: 801
Photo Date: April 04, 2000


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By: David Rowe

Added: Feb 01, 2005

Views: 3,512
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Photo ID: 21220

Ranked in top 10 most beautiful train rides in the world

Railroad: Tranz Rail
Locomotive: EMD
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: TranzAlpine
Photo Date: April 30, 2002


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By: Michael Derrick

Added: Jul 13, 2003

Views: 4,118
Comments: 0

Favorited: 0
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