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New Zealand - KiwiRail and Tranz Rail (South Island)
Trains on KiwiRail network from rail ferry terminal at Picton to Bluff. The Southern Alps are overcome at Arthurs Pass by the Otira Tunnel on 1 in 33 (3%) gradient. The longest rail bridge in NZ over the Rakaia River is near Christchurch.
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Photo ID: 619115

EF 30013 in Tranz Rail livery leads 30249 in KiwiRail livery into the loop at Rukuhia to pass a steam special hauled by Ja 1275. The line was electrified in the 1980's and these 4000 HP locomotive... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EF
Location: Near Hamilton, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 30013
Train ID: 212H
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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Added: Jun 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 612254

Just two short weeks after this photo was taken, this KiwiRail line would be devastated by a massive earthquake that would force its closure for up to 2 years while repairs are undertaken. On Oct... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C DXC Class
Location: Waipara, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5241 5500
Train ID: KiwiRail 736 (22)
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Apr 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 612253

At the time of this photo I had no idea that in just two short weeks the line would be devastated by a massive earthquake that would force its closure for up to 2 years while repairs are undertake... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C DXC Class
Location: Ferniehurst, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5241 5500
Train ID: KiwiRail 736 (22)
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Apr 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 612086

With timing just right, the Friday afternoon KiwiRail 846F train passes over the Taramakau River at Jacksons, New Zealand with a pair of DXC Class rebuilt U26C GE locomotives - KiwiRail 5212 and 5... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C DXC Class
Location: Jacksons, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5212 5425
Train ID: KiwiRail 846F (21)
Photo Date: October 21, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Apr 03, 2017

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Photo ID: 611379

KiwiRail's TranzAlpine Express is seen departing the depot at Otira, New Zealand, with the pair of GE U26C turned DXC Class #5356 and 5304, accelerating from a stop to meet a Dunedin rail car excu... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C
Location: Otira, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5356 5304
Train ID: KiwiRail 803 (21)
Photo Date: October 21, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Mar 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 603641

Just a week before the KiwiRail's Main North Line was heavily damaged and taken out of service indefinitely by a large earthquake, a Sunday morning extra bare table intermodal train, symbol 714X, ... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C/DXC Class
Location: Ethelton, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5270
Train ID: KiwiRail 714X
Photo Date: October 23, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Jan 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 603640

Just a week before the KiwiRail's Main North Line was heavily damaged and taken out of service indefinitely by a large earthquake, the northbound train 736 heads northbound through a gap in the mo... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C/DXC Class
Location: Ethelton, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5241
Train ID: KiwiRail 736
Photo Date: October 21, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Jan 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 603624

The daily KiwiRail TranzAlps scenic passenger train trip is seen arriving at Greymouth, New Zealand, with a pair of GE-built (originally U26C) and rebuilt to DXC class. KiwiRail 5356 and 5304 lea... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C/DXC Class
Location: Greymouth, New Zealand
Locomotive #: KiwiRail 5356 5304
Train ID: KiwiRail 803
Photo Date: October 20, 2016


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Jan 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 599628

DXC5229-DXC5356 cross the Waimak' with The TranzAlpine, heading back to Christchurch.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DXC class (GE U26C)
Location: Cass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5229
Train ID: 804
Photo Date: November 05, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Dec 16, 2016

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Photo ID: 598766

DXC5385 runs to the turntable at Arthur's Pass, after arriving hauling Silver Fern railcar RM30 on a charter. The RM (visible in the background) was required to be loco hauled due to lack of a qua... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DXC class (GE U26C)
Location: Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5385
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 03, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Dec 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 598521

Banker locomotives DXC5195-DXC5206-DXC5391 trail the west-bound 'TranzAlpine' into the 8.5km long Otira Tunnel. The tunnel is on a constant 1 in 33 gradient, and although the train is descending i... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DXC class (GE U26C)
Location: Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5391
Train ID: 803
Photo Date: November 02, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Dec 06, 2016

Views: 1,143
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Photo ID: 598425

DXC5333 and DXC5425 lead the east-bound TranzAlpine slowly across the Waimakariri River bridge, giving passengers time to take in the stunning alpine scenery.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DXC class (GE U26C)
Location: Cass, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5333
Train ID: 804
Photo Date: November 01, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Dec 05, 2016

Views: 1,608
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Photo ID: 598038

DXC5245 and DC4409 rest outside the Hillside Workshops, Dunedin. Photo taken from a moving Taieri Gorge Railway train.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DXC class (GE U26C)
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 29, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Dec 01, 2016

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Photo ID: 597893

DFB7239 roars away from Kaikoura with the south-bound 'Coastal Pacific,' crossing over Whaleway Station Road (...yes, it goes to the railway station and the whale watching centre) and the main str... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DFB class (EMD GTL22MC)
Location: Kaikoura, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DFB7239
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Nov 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 597804

Just three weeks before a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit this region, DXC5270-DXC5039 blast out of Tunnel No.19 and cross the Ohau Stream on the South Island's Main North Line. About 100 metres to t... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DXC class (GE U26C)
Location: Mangamaunu-Waipapa Bay, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXC5270
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Martin Bennet

Added: Nov 29, 2016

Views: 1,123
Comments: 1

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