An unusual lash up of Mainline Steam's Jb 1236 and DJ 1229 with 7213 and 7049 to add color and the power to get the train back to Plimmerton depot without a relief crew for the steam locomotive. ... (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)
Ab 663 was retired by NZ Railways in 1969 and was eventually stripped of parts for the Kingston Flyer Ab locomotives. It was purchased by Mainline Steam in 1983 and restored, being reunited with... (more)
Ab 608 was built by NZR Addington (Christchurch) in 1915 and named "Passchendaele" in 1925 as a War Memorial for the fallen railwaymen in that battle of WW1. It is now owned by NZ Railwa... (more)
Train 224 a wellington to Auckland freight is crossing the Otaki river at the southern end of the north island main trunk line.
Train 262 a Wellington to Palmerston North freight train leaves Otaki on the north island main trunk line with a consist of mainly empty log cars
Ja 1271 crosses the Otaki river on its way back to Paekakariki after spending the weekend in Napier at the Art Deco festival.
Steam Inc excursion to the annual Napier Art Deco Festival departing Otaki north of Wellington. Napier was rebuilt in Deco architecture after 7.8 earthquake in 1931. Ja 1271 was built by Hillsid... (more)
The Overlander from Auckland to Wellington passes through Otaki near the end of a nearly 11 hour journey. A new train (Northern Explorer) replaced this train in 2012.