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Here are a few of my recent railway photographs

Please note: I retain copyright on all of my images, do not use these without permission.

Ka942 at Hornby, July 2012   Ka942 barrels through Hornby on an excursion to Arthurs Pass, July 2012.
  Same excursion, just passed through Springfield on the way to Kowhai Viaduct.
Ka942 at Springfield

 

  Ka942 at Cass
Same again, at the famous building in Cass. Obviously.
 

30 seconds later...

Ka942, Cass
DX5241   Toll Rail coloured but Kiwi Rail logo! DX5241 drags an empty coal train from Lyttelton back to the West Coast. July 2012

 

  Similarly marked DX5258 near Lineside Road on a south bound freight, March 2012.

 


DX5241

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DC4513   DC4513 in the same location, November 2010. Late spring growth and late afternoon lighting makes a lot of difference.
  2 days after the first Christchurch Earthquake, this is how you unload freight when you can't get into the city. this was 6th September, 2010.

 

  Jb1236, Hornby


Back to steam (always better - for images!) this is Jb1236 storming through Hornby on a cold winter's morning, August 2009.

This is the platform for the former Hornby Railway station, alas it is no more. There used to be a nice footbridge over the line around here as well.

 

Jb1236 at Hornby again.

Jb1236, Hornby
Jb1236 at Cass   Actually I prefer this one in black and white.

 

  Jb1236 cruising up Cass Bank, it was dropping into the loop to allow a west bound coal train through.
Jb1236 Cass bank

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DXC5270, Cass   DXC5270 on the west-bound coal train.
  La312 was rescued from the locomotive dump at Omoto on the West Coast by the Midland Rail Heritage trust. It's stored at Springfield by the Midland Railway Trust.
La312, Springfield
  La312, Springfield

La312 in all her rustic glory, this 1897 tank locomotive was built for the Midland Railway Company. One day this loco may be in steam again, or restored to display standards, however she still has a certain charm.

 

On the subject of small tank locomotives, the Canterbury Railway Society's D140 pulls a collection of historic coaches along the Ferrymead track.

D140, Ferrymead
D140, Ferrymead   Ferrymead is a pretty good place to visit, especially when they're running steam. Trot on over to their web site and have a look. They have some pretty cool locos (WB, D, F, C, Wf, etc) and some fantastic rolling stock.

 

 

Ww491 was section by the NZR for apprentice training, and is now stored at MOTAT. A lovely looking loco, one of my favourites.

Apparently there is a complete boiler owned by another organisation, how can we get the two together? :-)


Ww491, MOTAT

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Sectioned boiler on Ww491   Even a junior train spotter like me can pick a few things of note: small and large boiler tubes (is that a superheater in there?), Boiler stays, the safety valve above the steam dome.
  The un-rebuilt Ww is a very handsome and well-proportioned tank locomotive.
NZR Locomotive Ww491, MOTAT, Auckland
  Coastal Pacific, March 2010

To end this page, a view of the Coastal Pacific and dawn, March 2010.

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