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Photo ID: 445760

Mixed manifest train from Palmerston North to Napier emerges from Tunnel 2 in the Manawatu Gorge. The line was built with mainly hand tools in the 1880's. Photo taken from along highway supported ... (more)

Railroad: Toll Rail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Near Woodville, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 5039
Train ID: 626
Photo Date: November, 2007


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By: John Russell

Added: Aug 02, 2013

Views: 1,325
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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: 1,615
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Photo ID: 418321

The Fifty One Things. The night train photographers I know say there are fifty things that can go wrong when taking these pictures - and Ive experienced most of them. Ive fallen several ... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5304
Train ID: 844
Photo Date: August 22, 2011


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 20, 2012

Views: 2,412
Comments: 3

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 417928

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)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5304
Train ID: 827
Photo Date: August 23, 2011


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 16, 2012

Views: 2,386
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 417926

A question Id had at the back of my mind for many years was whether it might be possible to flash one of the Midland Line viaducts. While there was always the lingering fear that after a great de... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Springfield, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5016
Train ID: 827
Photo Date: October 07, 2012


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 16, 2012

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Views: 16,238
Comments: 9

Favorited: 62

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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: 1,533
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 417790

If you're ever on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, you owe it to yourself to enjoy what is arguably the Best Burger In the World and perhaps the second best tempura-coated fish a... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Westport, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5402
Train ID: 849
Photo Date: April 08, 2008


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Dec 15, 2012

Views: 2,572
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 415640

While the eastern rail approach to the Southern Alps is more rugged and dramatic, the West Coast (which has unfairly garnered a reputation as having a permanent pall of miserable weather) has a ch... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Moana, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5172
Train ID: 849
Photo Date: October 11, 2012


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 21, 2012

Views: 2,095
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 415323

DXs 5258 and 5327 leave the Waimakariri River behind with their coal train and head for Cass. The bridge here over the Cass river has recently been replaced by a less-quaint concrete version.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Cass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5258
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 18, 2012

Views: 5,188
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Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 415322

5258 and 5327 work eastwards past the Mt White Bridge across the Waimakariri River

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Cass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5258
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 18, 2012

Views: 1,996
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Favorited: 4


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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: 2,245
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 414913

DXs 5431 and 5039 work east across the Slovens Creek Viaduct and through tunnel 16 with export coal bound for the Port of Lyttleton, near Christchurch.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Springfield, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5431
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: August 31, 2010


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 15, 2012

Views: 2,048
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 414908

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)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5258
Train ID: unremembered
Photo Date: September 01, 2010


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 14, 2012

Views: 2,187
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 414816

Empty coal train 849 heads west through the native forest alongside the picturesque Arnold River. DXs 5172+5304

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Moana, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5172
Train ID: 849
Photo Date: October 11, 2012


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 13, 2012

People's Choice 4

Views: 5,766
Comments: 6

Favorited: 47

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Photo ID: 414602

DXs 5039 and 5402 cross Big Kowhai Viaduct to reach relatively high speed Canterbury Plains trackage after a long slog through the Southern Alps. The willows in the creek are brandishing their spr... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DX
Location: Springfield, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DX 5039
Train ID: 842
Photo Date: October 07, 2012


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By: Darryl Bond

Added: Nov 12, 2012

Views: 3,685
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26

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