On a clear October morning, the first of a succession of eastbound trains makes its way through the cactus-strewn confines of Kingman Canyon.
The Northern Explorer from Auckland to Wellington crosses the Waikanae River along Kapiti Coast, just north of the capital. The 680Km/ 420 mile journey takes about 11 hours and is popular with tou... (more)
The Northern Explorer is in the last 30 minutes of the day long journey from Wellington as it passes through Te Mahia on tracks shared with Auckland Transport trains.
DFT 7092 heads north to Whangarei with empty log train 125. The 200km North Auckland Line passes through 13 tunnels and is rustic and scenic. Sadly it is under threat of closure due to light traff... (more)
DFT 7092 heads north to Whangarei with empty log train 125. The 200km North Auckland Line passes through 13 tunnels and is rustic and scenic. Sadly it is under threat of closure due to light tra... (more)
The Northern Explorer accelerates through Paremata bound for Auckland. The train has just over 10 hours to cover the remaining 660Km.
Northern Explorer (known simply as "Dora") from Auckland crosses the Porirua Harbour at Paremata in the northern suburbs of New Zealand's capital. The trip of 680Km takes almost 11 hours.
Back in the day of more general traffic on the North Auckland Line, train 126 from Westfield to Whangarei emerges from the Hoteo Tunnel onto a bridge over Hoteo River. The tunnel is the 5th of 13 ... (more)
Westbound empty coal train following the Colorado River along the Moffat Tunnel Sub.