Auckland Freights

Freight trains around the Auckland region
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Entering Pukekohe shortly after the morning peak, DL 9567 leads train 138 into station limits on its way to the steel mill

12 March 2020

DL 9567 crosses Subway Road with train 138 in tow

12 March 2020

Passing the Pukekohe raceway, DL 9688 leads train MP2 through Pukekohe, after New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown had come to an end. Although this service continued through Alert Level 4, around half of KiwiRail's services did not run over this period, including the Mission Bush coal trains

28 April 2020

Passing through Pukekohe station, DL 9515 leads train MP2 on a crisp autumn morning. In the stabling yard, ADL 801 waits for its next run

12 May 2020

Heading through Ellerslie, DL 9072 and DCP 4790 lead the port shunt over the hill instead of the usual route through Panmure. The North Island Main Trunk from Britomart to Otahuhu was closed for track upgrades so the port shunts went via Newmarket instead

24 May 2020

On a good day for Auckland's water supply, DFB 7322 and DFB 7023 climb the Whangarata bank with a heavy train MP4 in tow

27 June 2020

DFB 7322 and DFB 7023 crest the Whangarata bank with train MP4. The metroport services are normally the domain of the DL class, but a number of DFB pairs have run some services in the last few days

27 June 2020

DL 9573 leads a loaded train MP6 through Paerata

15 August 2020

Still relatively shiny almost two years after entering service, DL 9573 heads through Paerata with train MP6 in tow

15 August 2020

Although Auckland is at Alert Level 3, most freight trains are still running. MP6 was also one of the trains that ran right through Alert Level 4

15 August 2020

Following close behind train 220 after passing a Stop and Proceed signal, DL 9285 leads a short train 138 through Pukekohe

22 September 2020

DC 4323 passes through Westfield yard with a port shunt from Auckland Port to Wiri. The train did not stop at Westfield and carried on south to Wiri from here

26 September 2020

DL 9233 and DL 9141 lead train 228 into Westfield yard, after waiting for the port shunt to clear

26 September 2020

DL 9233 and DL 9141 roll into Westfield yard with train 228

26 September 2020

DL 9233 and DL 9141 roll down the hill into Westfield yard with train 228

26 September 2020

With AM 646 rolling past on the mainline, DL 9233 and DL 9141 enter Westfield yard with train 228

26 September 2020

Train 228 snakes into the Westfield yard

26 September 2020

DL 9066 leads train MP5 through Paerata, trundling through at a reduced speed of 40km/h

31 October 2020

With a rare visitor in tow, DL 9360 and DL 9187 head train 221 through Buckland in the evening sunset. Along for the ride is DXC 5293, usually a South Island locomotive

17 November 2020

DL 9360 and DL 9187 lead DXC 5293 and train 221 through Buckland. DXC 5293 is returning to Wellington after leading train 220 into Auckland earlier in the day, likely after a traction motor replacement

17 November 2020

DXC 5293 shows its battle scars after years of working the Otira Tunnel, heading back to Wellington dead on train 221

17 November 2020

The three locomotives head into the sunset towards Tuakau, just as train MP8 appears

17 November 2020

Passing the tail end of train 221, DL 9573 leads train MP8 up the hill through Buckland

17 November 2020

DL 9573 gleams in the sunset at the head of train MP8

17 November 2020

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