But that said, I have taken a few photos (of course!) so I will share below. AH
The photo quality is a little suspect as I had left the 50d turned on since I last used it a few days ago and the batteries were flat. It was just pure luck that I had Maggies little Fuji in the truck...
Andrew has written a couple of fabulous articles for Railfan and takes some fantastic rail photos. When he is not chasing trains he works as a photo-journalist for the Dominion in Wellington...
547 is usually ready by the time I book on at 1pm so I leave straight away and 90% of the time I make it down to Wanganui.
This day (photo on left) I arrived at Easttown yard with 547m and 1060t and was told that there was only one DC on the wanganui shunt today and 547 would be lifting the 10 log and 4 CF wagons!
This is quite a rare event for 547 to be picking up tonnage at Wanganui, and may well be the start of something big.
Talking of big, 547 ended up rolling into Palmy with 1870 tonnes and 800m long!! Massive!
Here is 544 roaring up the hill to Ball Road, between Kakaramea and Manutahi on the MNPL.
I am quite pleased with the spot and will go back to try some different angles.
No good in the morning though, the sun would be on the wrong side.
( 7008 trail loco )
Some photos in a while..