I have been given permission to share some recent photos sent to me by other like minded individuals...
First is a bit of a showcase of passenger trains.
Coastal Pacific near Belfast.
And the North Island version, southbound near Pukekohe.
Dora at Paremata.
Near National Park.
Dora passing along the Wellington coast.
And some black hissy things on the GVR...
Next up is a basic lesson in physics.
This is what happens when you use an empty container wagon as a runner whilst conveying a shunt loco, then swing 900t behind it and expect it all to be able to stop at the same time when something goes wrong....
The resulting momentum shoved the poor IA so hard the buffers broke and launched it into the schnoz of the DSG it was coupled to... bugger..
And the photos below have come from various points on the compass..
Two purple's on 125, 06 Nov 2012.
Southbound at Drury.
224 at Pukerua Bay, Wellington.
DC 4260 let loose on SA duty, Auckland somewhere...
And crossing the iconic Parnell bridge.
And lastly, a couple from yours truly...
528 arriving at Whareroa, 06 Nov 2012.
521 pulling in on the main line at Whareroa with DC's 4191, 4507, 4352 and 4041.