Coal train at Otira, New Zealand

Published: 17-01-2015 photo #22306 0 comments 0 votes

Category:Freight Trains - Diesel Locomotives    Manufacturer:General Electric     Country:New Zealand    Year:1998 Group:DJ's Photographic Collection    Contributor:Marcel Gommers

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Ngakawau-Lyttleton export coal train restarting after attaching bankers. Train is standing in loop ion 1 in 60 garde, which will steepen to 1 in 33 at end of yard.
Five units instead of the usual four through the tunnel to Arthur's Pass:
DX5206 + DX5327 - banking local
DX5431 - returning to Christchurch for service after banking duty.
DC4761 + DX5460 - train engines working through

Otira station on right. Level sidings, little used since the end of electric working , on left.

Photo taken 20 August 1998

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