A pair of cleanish KiwiRail DCs roll the TranzAlpine passenger train across the Broken River Viaduct, the third of four viaducts it will cross on its westward journey. While it's hardly the Orient... (more)
It's not quite as fancy as Switzerland's Landwasserviadukt, but New Zealand makes do with the locality of Staircase (population:0).
After leaving an unmanned passing loop of the same name, wes... (more)
After traversing the Waimakariri gorge, Staircase and Broken River, the TranzAlpine passenger train reaches relatively flat land for a brief period as it heads toward the Southern Alps on a lovely... (more)
The TranzAlpine teeters across the Slovens Creek Viaduct on its journey back east under a speed restriction imposed due to aftershocks from the 7.1m Christchurch earthquake 11 days prior. Within t... (more)
It's the end of the world as we know it... The returning Tranz Alpine passenger train skirts the cliff ledge between Staircase and Springfield. The milky waters of the Waimakariri river are caused... (more)
Freshly repainted KiwiRail DCs 4513 and 4761 head a short TranzAlpine passenger away from Cass.
Freshly repainted KiwiRail DCs 4513 and 4761 head an off-season TranzAlpine passenger back towards Christchurch, with a few hardy souls out on the open-air observation van platforms braving the la... (more)