Another empty coal train is arriving into Arthurs Pass to get ready to travel through the Otira tunnel. Here 3 more DXC's will couple onto the front of the train to help the train with the grade i... (more)
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)
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)
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.
A very grubby KiwiRail 5517 is the lead locomotive on the helper set about to take a train through the 8km Otira Tunnel. The locomotive is still in the old Tranz Rail colour scheme.
Coal motor DXC 5460, on extended loan to the lower North Island freight pool leads freshly repainted DCP 4818 on a very late running 526 down the beautiful Kaihuahua valley towards the equally imp... (more)
Fresh from overhaul DXC 5454, now fitted with Brightstar and chutes for working coalies through the Otira tunnel, is seen at Whareroa during "shakedown" painted in a very different, unique version... (more)
DXC 5327 and DC 4726 slowly cross the Ashley river with train 736.