Scratching through the photos in the wee hours this morning I realised I have not shared my efforts foaming along the NIMT during the annual Pokaka Cultural Convention at the 333km peg....
I wanted to get some photos of EF's doing there thing, as its one area of trains in NZ that I have not paid much attention to over the years.
First up is a photo of 30249 hauling the northbound Overlander service across the mighty Makatote viaduct.
And a closer view of the loco, recently repainted in current company colours.
And same train a little further up the line....
Later on in the day, much later on, a group of us headed down the road to check out this vantage point.
I am blessed to have a good quality camera, and with the marevals of modern technology (and a silly high iso setting) a northbound EF hauled freight broke the high country silence.
Sunday morning finds this southbound freight passing through Ohakune in the early morning sun.
On the south side of the Makatote this time we catch 30094 on the north bound Overlander.
After much hilarity, bush bashing and tree climbing, three of us found this perch from atop a mound to catch the southbound Overlander again on the south side of the Makatote.
We then caught wind of a Silver Fern excursion coming down to National Park, and I was rather pleased to find RM18 in unmolested form sitting on the platform.
The Right Hon. Dave 'Simmo' Simpson at the helm.