Last weekend I had the chance to tag along on a mighty foaming mission chasing trains on the N.I.M.T around the Mangaweka - Taihape areas.
We were tread to some fabulous weather and I am pretty stoked at the photos we managed to get and the places we managed to visit. The scnerey is just stunning in the upper Manawatu and there are a bunch of locations just waiting to be further explored!
I previously knew nothing of the area, nor did I have many photos of trains on the trunk but I have come away with a greater appreciation of the area and the size of the trains that traverse it..... I will defiantly be going back for more!!
(you'll have to forgive me, I have forgotten all the train numbers... lol!!)
Southbound freight in the loop at Horopito, late Friday evening.
Northbound freight arrives at Horoptio as the last of the days light slips away.
Northbound through Mataroa.
Southbound freight crossing the South Rangitiki viaduct.
Northbound on the North Rangitiki viaduct.
Just south of the Kawhatau viaduct.
Southbound Dora near the Kawhatau viaduct.
And a bit further south a southbound swings into the sweet afternoon light.
Late afternoon cloud cover steals the sunlight as a northbound freight passes through Mangaweka.
Stopped at Taihape.
390 just north of Mangaweka.
Northbound Explorer near Manganoho.
About to head round the Rangariri curve (horseshoe curve).
4605 working hard up the grade.
7335 heading for home rails.
Heading for home I find this train at Marton in the rain....
Teeming with rain my last shot from a awesome weekend out!