Fresh from overhaul DXC 5454, now fitted with Brightstar and chutes for working coalies through the Otira tunnel, is seen at Whareroa during "shakedown" painted in a very different, unique version... (more)
Two grubby DXB's sit on the loop at Patea on the front of loaded milk train 542 as they wait for southbound service 545.
Kiwi Rail. The new face of railways in New Zealand. After a deal done on the 1st of July, the NZ Government now own / manage all the trains again after 15 years of privitisation. Fresh from rebuil... (more)
DFB 7348 suns its fresh coat of paint between jobs at Whareroa.
With the impending arrival of the NEW locos from China, several members of the DF class are being repainted and prepared for metro ... (more)
With nearly 50 years under her belt, this old girl has life pretty easy now, based at Whareroa as the yards main shunt engine.
DXB 5287, recently removed from coal service and "freshened" at Hutt Shops, including removal of coal chutes, sits on the head of empty milk service 545 at Whareroa waiting for loaded 542 to arriv... (more)
One of only three red DC's left in the South Island and still looking pretty tidy for 20 year old paint!
DXB 5264 waits at Cass for a crossing with 2100T of coal.
DXB 5068 glows as a blob of light finds a hole in the clouds.
Coal motor DXC 5460, on extended loan to the lower North Island freight pool leads freshly repainted DCP 4818 on a very late running 526 down the beautiful Kaihuahua valley towards the equally imp... (more)
Whareroa's heavy shunt horse. Bit of a "homer" chopnose creating a unique loco.
Empty milk service E39 trundles through rural South Taranaki on its way south.
DFB 7348 rounds the curve at Normanby in the early morning light. This is a GE Brightstar equipped GMD. Formally known as DFT 7254 it was involved in a huge head on collision and spent several yea... (more)
Two of GE's finest glow in the late afternoon sun. They will soon be urged into life and used to run 521 south.
DC 4110 in the morning sun at Smart Road on the fuel bay.