Currently in use
- International Orange
Also known as: Fruit Salad
New Zealand Rail livery. Orange with a white number on the side of the locomotive.
- Tranz Rail Blue
Also known as: Cato Blue, Tranz Metro (for passenger carriages)
Introduced by Tranz Rail in 1995. Some locomotives in this livery had the Tranz Rail logo applied over the top of the old New Zealand Rail logo.
- Tranz Rail Black
Also known as: Bumble Bee
Introduced by Tranz Rail for railway crossing safety campaigns.
- MAXX Blue
First introduced when the ADL DMUs were refurbished. Applied to most Auckland suburban diesel rolling stock.
- Toll Rail
Also known as: Corn Cob, Skippy
Introduced when Toll purchased Tranz Rail in 2004. All locomotives in the Toll livery have KiwiRail patches over the Toll logos, and the livery is progressively being replaced with the KiwiRail livery. At present, this livery is only worn by some shunting locomotives.
Current livery. Used on Wellington's Matangi electric multiple units, as well as refurbished EM 1373 and Wairarapa Connection carriages.
Current livery. Introduced after purchase of Toll Rail by the Government in 2008.
- Auckland Transport
Current livery. Auckland Transport's livery as applied to the AM class electric multiple units. Visually, the livery is an evolution of the older MAXX livery used on diesel trains, with a darker shade of blue.
- New Zealand Rail
A short lived, dark blue (like MAXX Blue) livery.
Worn by: all Auckland DMUs, until 2002
No longer used on any DMU in Auckland, this livery was used on the ADK and ADL DMUs during their time in Perth, and then in Auckland up to 2002-2004.
- Midland Red
Notable locomotives: DM 556
Used by the DM electric multiple units for most of their lifetime. Some preserved DMs are still in Midland Red.
- Kiwi Lager
Worn by: DC 4093 (now in MAXX livery)
Used for the Kiwi Lager Express train, which didn't last very long. This livery can now only be seen in a Microsoft Train Simulator addon.
- New Zealand Government Railways
Worn by: all diesel and electric locomotives up to the introduction of International Orange
This red livery can still be seen on some preserved locomotives, for example the DAs.
- Clockwork Orange
Also known as: Popsicle, Tropical
Worn by: all DXs
Livery first used on DX class locomotives before TMS was introduced.
- Flying Tomato
Worn by: some DFs and DCs
A simpler version of the International Orange livery.
- Tasman Forestry
Images marked with an asterisk are release under the GNU Free Document Licence v1.3. Image of ADB 778 in Transperth livery taken by James Pole. Image of DM 556 in Midland Red came from www.trainweb.com. Photo of DC 4093 in Kiwi Lager livery by Michael Tolich, used with permission. DX 2626 in Clockwork Orange came from www.kiwibonds.com and allows for public use of images.