Its ok, I'm happy now. I have a decent photo of 5143. It rolled in this morning on 540 with 5166, and when I got home this afternoon I have an email telling me it is off to the South Island next week - sweet, good timing!
And below are a few snaps taken this week about the place.
542 at Whareroa, 09 Sept 11.
A crusty old warrior, untouched since its rebuild 14 odd years ago.
In your face! 7158 and 4467 on 526 at Te Roti while waiting for 52 shunt to come off the Kapuni branch, 8 Sept 11
A quick'n'dirty snap of S52 coming into Te Roti off the Kapuni branch.
And the same 526 as above, earlier at Whareroa with a long rake of containers.
The power from Wednesdays 526 at Smart Road (5051 and 4323) serviced and ready to go back out on 521 in the afternoon.
This poor old girl is pushing 45 years old. Seen here on Wednesday suffering from a hard life down in the fert siding.
This was Monday - an absolute ripper of a day in the Naki. If you look closely you can see the piles of ballast beside the line that marks the start of work to build a new crossing loop here.