Sorry I dont have much in the way of news or stimulating stories just now, but I have snapped a piccys around the place.
The last of the milk season is in its death throes and things are starting to slow down a bit around the place. We have a new roster starting soon without any hint of milk trains so its safe to say we will firmly be entrenched in winter mode before long.
Some piccys below.
5500 on the front of 526 early one morning last week at Marton.
More South Island muscle visiting.
From the archives. 5264 in early 90's shunting Hawera.
5264 at Westfeild, mid 90's Not my photo.
5264 shunting Hawera, fresh out of Hutt after rebranding.
543 at Wanganui.
EU shunters wagon at Wanganui.
FE (blue cradles) USL and UKN (black cradles) log wagons at East Town.
Loading logs at Aramaho.
Quick shimmy up a pole at Ruatangata.
New coolstore taking shape at Whareroa.
526 approaching Te Roti.