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New Zealand - KiwiRail l Toll l Tranz Rail
Trains on 3' 6" (1.067m) track from Whangarei to Bluff with virtually heritage rebuilt EMD and GE locomotives still the mainstay power. The network was privatized in 1990's and operated by Toll until 2008 when state owned KiwiRail was established.
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Photo ID: 730938

EF 30007 leads 30203 and DL 9469 near Halcombe on a southbound train from Tauranga to Palmerston North. The section of line between Hamilton and Palmerston North was electrified at 25KV in the 198... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EF
Location: Near Feilding, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 30007
Train ID: 391T
Photo Date: October 31, 2019


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Added: Apr 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 730913

The DX class was built by General Electric's Erie, PA plant and entered service from 1972. From 1988 the DX class received a series of modifications and, were classified DXB. Assisting loco is 510... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: GE U26C
Location: Near Palmerston North, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 5051
Train ID: 257R
Photo Date: January 05, 2019


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By: John Russell

Added: Apr 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 730830

The DC class (EMD G22AR) were rebuilt from G12 1978 to 1983. Train 129 conveys traffic from the Fonterra milk products factory at Kauri, the northernmost customer on KiwiRail network. The train ... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD G22AR (DC)
Location: Near Whangarei, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 4790
Train ID: 129
Photo Date: December 27, 2019


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By: John Russell

Added: Mar 31, 2020

Views: 463
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Photo ID: 730771

An empty coal train heads to the mine near Huntly for another load to keep the steel mill furnaces going. This branch line originally served Waiuku but when the steel mill was built a new section ... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: DL
Location: Near Pukekohe, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 9129
Train ID: 141
Photo Date: April 25, 2017


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Added: Mar 31, 2020

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Photo ID: 730701

DFB 7158 leads 7049 on train 126 to Whangarei passing through back country between Helensville and Kaipara Flats. The line which has been under threat of closure for many years is soon closing fo... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD GT22 MC (DFB)
Location: Near Kaipara Flats, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7158
Train ID: 126
Photo Date: May 01, 2019


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Added: Mar 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 730638

DFB 7158 leads 7049 on train 126 to Whangarei passing through back country between Kaipara Flats and Wellsford. The line which has been under threat of closure for many years is soon closing for ... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD GT22 MC (DFB)
Location: Near Wellsford, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7158
Train ID: 126
Photo Date: May 01, 2019


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Added: Mar 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 730606

DFB 7200 has Metlink train 1609 from Masterton racing along the harbor at Ngauranga, a short distance from the terminal for the capital city.

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD GT22 MC (DFB)
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7200
Train ID: 1609
Photo Date: December 01, 2017


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Added: Mar 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 730587

DC 4790 runs long hood through the suburbs of Whangarei to deliver a train load of containers to Fonterra at Kauri, the northernmost customer on the KiwiRail network. DC class locomotives were re... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD G22AR (DC)
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 4790
Train ID: L1
Photo Date: December 29, 2017


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By: John Russell

Added: Mar 29, 2020

Views: 655
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Photo ID: 719493

The Auckland to Wellington 'Northern Explorer' train travelling along the Rangitikei Valley. This train travels three times a week each way, and includes an open observation van for photographers.... (more)

Railroad: Kiwirail New Zealand
Locomotive: Kiwirail DFB (EMD GT22MC)
Location: Hunterville, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7322
Train ID: 201
Photo Date: December 12, 2019


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By: Tony Hurst

Added: Dec 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 714535

KiwiRail rebuilt DX class, DXR8022 and DXB5022 lead Christchurch to Picton general freight service 736 through the curves at Hawkswood, to the north of Christchurch on New Zealands South Island. T... (more)

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: GE U26C
Location: Hawkswood, New Zealand
Locomotive #: DXR 8022
Train ID: 736
Photo Date: October 19, 2019


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By: Dean Jones

Added: Oct 27, 2019

Views: 880
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Photo ID: 686661

DSG 3005 leads a rake of mainly empty container wagons south to Hastings.

Railroad: Kiwi Rail
Locomotive: Toshiba DSG
Location: Napier, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 3005
Train ID: U46
Photo Date: December 19, 2016


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By: Michael Kemp

Added: Feb 06, 2019

Views: 2,074
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 685719

Railroad: Kiwirail New Zealand
Locomotive: EMD - GT22MC
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7023
Train ID: 201
Photo Date: December 10, 2018


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By: Micahel Kemp

Added: Jan 29, 2019

Views: 1,190
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 682256

An unusual lash up of Mainline Steam's Jb 1236 and DJ 1229 with 7213 and 7049 to add color and the power to get the train back to Plimmerton depot without a relief crew for the steam locomotive. 1... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD GT22 MC (DFB)
Location: Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7213
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 25, 2018


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By: John Russell

Added: Dec 28, 2018

Views: 998
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Photo ID: 682214

The Northern Explorer nears the end of an 11-hour journey from the capital as it passes by near Middlemore Hospital. Assisting is 7023 and both locomotives were built by EMD in Canada in 1979 and ... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD GT22 MC (DFB)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7199
Train ID: 200
Photo Date: January 07, 2018


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Added: Dec 28, 2018

Views: 744
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Photo ID: 682158

Train 124 makes a seasonal comeback due to the cancellation of the daylight train 126 while work is done on the Auckland Transport network over the holiday period. The train is nearing the end of... (more)

Railroad: KiwiRail
Locomotive: EMD GT22 MC (DFB)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Locomotive #: 7267
Train ID: 124
Photo Date: December 28, 2018


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Added: Dec 28, 2018

Views: 774
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