Mayner Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 I haven't taken too many photos in recent years but last Friday and Saturday the Sun actually shone and it got marginally warner. West/Northbound Metroport service behind Chinese built DL9066. These have MTU power units with a seriously noisey exhaust, the Metroport trains run to 120TEUs or 40-50 bogies, imported goods in exported Milk Powder out! While freight has been doing very well, the future of long distance passenger services is more uncertain. The North Islands sole remaining long distance passenger train the Overlander has been re-branded and re-equipped with new locally built Panoramic stock as the Northern Explorer replacing stock built in the 1940 & 50s. The new train is aimed at overseas visitors as a "Tourist Experience" operating Wellington-Auckland 423 Miles on alternative days with most of the smaller stopss eliminated. Day Car Microwave Cafe Observation car/generator van. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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