Inbound to Grand Central.
DXs 5039 and 5402 cross Big Kowhai Viaduct to reach relatively high speed Canterbury Plains trackage after a long slog through the Southern Alps. The willows in the creek are brandishing their spr... (more)
DXs 5385 and 5454 head 842 eastward with the Southern Alps providing a suitable backdrop.
With a precious few days holiday in NZ, I got up hours before sunrise and drove back into the hills in the hope of getting a shot of the weekly swap-out of Otira-based banker locos - catching them... (more)
DXB 5264 waits at Cass for a crossing with 2100T of coal.
Two DX's in the loop at Tiriroa in the middle of the Buller Gorge with train 842, empty coalie heading up to the mines for loading.