DXC5356 and DXC5206 pass Kelly Creek between Otira and Aickens with a westbound empty coal train.
In mid-August 2008 the heaviest snowfalls since 1974 hit the famed Arthurs Pass route across New Zealand's Southern Alps. The highway across the mountains was closed for two days and while the par... (more)
What a view! An empty coal train from Lyttleton to Ngakawau has picked up some speed after passing a slow zone near Craigieburn (visible on the left), and is now headed towards Cass. In the backgr... (more)
Sometimes the weather just won't work in your favour. Just as yesterday, the fog stayed thick until well after the TranzAlpine had gone past Cass, so my nice plans were foiled, and I had to improv... (more)
After a few two days of poor weather (lots of rain, some snow, had to use chains for the first time in my life, heh) and two mediocre days with limited success the weather was surprisingly good to... (more)
A freight train to Picton crosses lake Grassmere, which has an active salt industry. It produces about 30'000 tons of salt per year, which covers about half of New Zealands salt consumption.
Train 849 rounds the S curves near Mt White Bridge, between Cass and Arthurs Pass.