Rounding the corner at work I was pleasntly surprised to find 5143 on the front of 543. Its been living in Auckland for the last couple of years so its nice to see something a bit different. I believe its just "passing through" as it and the two DXR's are being transferred to the South Island.
Bugger.... its dark, there's no guaranteeing it will be back and I don't have a tripod..... so what better tripod to use than the ground!?? LOL.
Kinda pleased the shot worked out as it was a total blind guess at aim and settings, set the timer and plop the camera on the ground..
So I headed south with 543, and sat in the loop at Patea for a while waiting for 540 (5166 and 7267) then carried on to find 526 at Kai Iwi.
Heading north, it rained almost all the way to Lepperton, until at last I found a bit of sunshine at Smart Road.
I serviced my engines and parked them up next to 5051, which came in on 520 earlier on this morning.
And with the sun shining down from above, I just couldnt help myself.... sun over the shoulder 3/4 roster shots...wooot! :-)
Lastly, I had to stop at Stratford on the way home, and I noticed that 52 shunts DC nose has grown even more appendages than normal, and is starting to look like it has a bad case of warts. Not too sure what the extra aerials are about, but hopefully soon we will be able to order pizza with our track warrants....