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.
The Fifty One Things.
The night train photographers I know say there are fifty things that can go wrong when taking these pictures - and I’ve experienced most of them.
I’ve fallen several ... (more)
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)
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)
A DX+DC combo head up the Cass Bank in the Tranz Rail blue days