Southbound through the curves to the north of Patea.
Very nearly at the end of its journey, 7173 sits on the arrival at Palmerston North, waiting entry to the yard after bringing train 545 down from Whareroa.
The Rail Operator and Engineer compare notes before reducing wagons from the train for the local shunting service to deliver, which is waiting next door.
The Kapuni shunt waits at the Balance urea plant while a container is loaded with pallets of urea for the domestic market.
Without doubt in the twilight of its career, DC 4156 is bridged by a rainbow signaling another heavy cloudburst is closing in rapidly.
544 pulls into Waitotara for crew change with 14 more loads of milk.
547 waits in the loop at Whareroa for northbound 528 to scoot past on the main.
The office! This particular office being a Canadian assembled GM, class of '79, twice rebuilt.
Mmmm nothing like a good wedgie first thing in the morning eh! 543 in the hole waits to cross northbound freight service 526 at Waitotara on a stunning summer morning.
7158 has not long returned... (more)
Fresh from overhaul, DFB 7158 glows in the early morning light framed by an old railways bent iron gate post.
Two clean Kiwi Rail Class 30's hustle past with train 390 near the rural town of Mangaweka.
Class leaders DXB 5016 and 5022 wait on the main at Waitotara with 800,000 liters of milk headed for the largest single site dairy factory in the Southern Hemisphere at Whareroa where it will be t... (more)
DXB 5068 glows as a blob of light finds a hole in the clouds.
GE's galore! DXB 5097, resplendent in its Phase 1 Kiwi Rail paint sits among friends as it waits in the depot before being called to run 523 south later in the day.
Two of GE's finest glow in the late afternoon sun. They will soon be urged into life and used to run 521 south.