DC 4058 is one of 85 EMD G12 DA class locomotives rebuilt 1978 - 1983 of which over 50 remain in service. The Metlink train is the 0955 Wellington to Masterton seen leaving the Wellington rail yar... (more)
DXB 5068 leads the daily Capital Connection across the Otaki Bridge in the very early morning on its way to Wellington. The sun is still rising behind the hills behind me but would soon be up for ... (more)
DA 1431 has just arrived back at the Steam Inc depot in Paekakariki after spending 2 days in Napier for the Art Deco Festival.
This heritage special train from Wellington to Paekakariki is marking exactly 150 years of the opening of first public railway in New Zealand. Ja 1271 was built at Hillside, Dunedin c. 1955-56, am... (more)
Commuter train to Johnsonville exits tunnel 7. This line was part of the Main Trunk out of Wellington until Tawa Deviation with its long tunnels was opened in 1937. The steep 1 in 40 Johnsonville... (more)
Restored English Electric car set approaches Ngaio on a Johnsonville to Wellington service. The line was formerly the Main Trunk to Auckland but now only a commuter line.
The Capital Connection is a long-distance commuter train from Palmerston North to Wellington return made up of ex British Rail carriages fully equipped with power and WiFi. This shot is of the eve... (more)
A restored English Electric car set from early 1950's approaches Tunnel 5 on the Johnsonville Branch. This line has a 2.5% gradient and is part of the original route from Wellington to Auckland. ... (more)
Mixed manifest train from Wellington to Auckland emerges from Tawa 2 tunnel, the longest on the Main Trunk at over 4Km long. NZ's capital abounds in tunnels on both rail and road routes.
Tranz Metro runs trains from Masterton through Wairarapa and the 8.5Km long Rimutaka Tunnel to Wellington. The 1540 train from Masterton is seen along the harborside near Petone.
Silver Stream Railway fireman Caleb Scott watches on as Ex-Napier Harbour Board Fowler #5 has a blowdown after a brief Saturday steaming.
Train F16 diverted through the Wairarapa plains rounds a curve near the town of Eketahuna after the North Island main trunk line was closed for an upgrade over the Christmas/New Year period.
Ganz-Mavag EMU set ET3528, EM1528, ET3252 and EM1252 arrives in Paekakariki with a northbound Tranz Metro service.
A trailing view of southbound Ganz-Mavag EMU set EM1252, ET3252, EM1528 and ET3528, skirting the coastline near Paekakariki.
Tranz Metro Ganz-Mavag EMU set EM1252-ET3252-EM1528-ET3528 works south along the wild coastline near Paekakariki, en route to Tawa.