Dora Gets Fire Suppressed

Fire suppressed locomotives are now required on the Northern Explorer

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DFB 7160 leads train 200 through Whangamarino, at the loop in the middle of the single track section

30 October 2016

DFB 7160 leads train 200 through Whangamarino, at the loop in the middle of the single track section

DFB 7160 powers through Whangamarino, without having to stop to wait for another train to cross

30 October 2016

DFB 7160 powers through Whangamarino, without having to stop to wait for another train to cross

DFB 7160 heads out of Whangamarino station. The locomotive is one of a handful of fire-suppressed Wairarapa locomotives that now also sees service on the Northern Explorer, along with DFB 7213 in the general pool

30 October 2016

DFB 7160 heads out of Whangamarino station. The locomotive is one of a handful of fire-suppressed Wairarapa locomotives that now also sees service on the Northern Explorer, along with DFB 7213 in the general pool

Further north and on the other side of the Bombaby Hills, DFB 7160 nears Papakura as it crosses Sutton Road with train 200

30 October 2016

Further north and on the other side of the Bombaby Hills, DFB 7160 nears Papakura as it crosses Sutton Road with train 200

DFB 7160 crosses Sutton Road with train 200, just a few kilometres from Papakura

30 October 2016

DFB 7160 crosses Sutton Road with train 200, just a few kilometres from Papakura

Arriving at Papakura, DFB 7173 pulls in with train 200 while ADL 809 waits to head south

24 January 2017

Arriving at Papakura, DFB 7173 pulls in with train 200 while ADL 809 waits to head south

DFB 7173 stops at Papakura for a routine passenger stop. While DFB 7173 is fitted with fire suppression, it is not a regular locomotive on Wairarapa services

24 January 2017

DFB 7173 stops at Papakura for a routine passenger stop. While DFB 7173 is fitted with fire suppression, it is not a regular locomotive on Wairarapa services

DFB 7173 stops at Papakura to set down passengers

24 January 2017

DFB 7173 stops at Papakura to set down passengers

DFB 7160 arrives at Papakura with train 200, containing both AKL 19 and AKL 21 in the consist. The extra luggle van was trucked up from the South Island and was needed for extra luggage capacity

28 February 2017

DFB 7160 arrives at Papakura with train 200, containing both AKL 19 and AKL 21 in the consist. The extra luggle van was trucked up from the South Island and was needed for extra luggage capacity

DFB 7160 sits at Papakura with train 200 and its extra luggage van

28 February 2017

DFB 7160 sits at Papakura with train 200 and its extra luggage van

Freshly overhauled DFB 7282 pulls into Papakura station with the Northern Explorer, sporting an extra carriage. DFT 7282 was placed in storage for a short while before receiving an overhaul and fitted with BrightStar

14 April 2017

Freshly overhauled DFB 7282 pulls into Papakura station with the Northern Explorer, sporting an extra carriage. DFT 7282 was placed in storage for a short while before receiving an overhaul and fitted with BrightStar

DFB 7282 slows to a stop just outside Papakura station

14 April 2017

DFB 7282 slows to a stop just outside Papakura station

With the Hunua Ranges in the background, DFB 7282 waits with train 200 for clearance to continue

14 April 2017

With the Hunua Ranges in the background, DFB 7282 waits with train 200 for clearance to continue

As the rain sets in, DFB 7282 continues to wait for permission to continue

14 April 2017

As the rain sets in, DFB 7282 continues to wait for permission to continue

DFB 7282 pulls into Papakura station with th extra-long Northern Explorer

14 April 2017

DFB 7282 pulls into Papakura station with th extra-long Northern Explorer

After stopping at Papakura and again just north of the platforms to gain clearance into a work site, DFB 7282 powers out of Papakura with train 200

14 April 2017

After stopping at Papakura and again just north of the platforms to gain clearance into a work site, DFB 7282 powers out of Papakura with train 200

The light disappears as DFB 7282 brings train 200 out of Papakura towards Britomart

14 April 2017

The light disappears as DFB 7282 brings train 200 out of Papakura towards Britomart

Freshly overhauled and returned to service just two months prior, DFB 7322 heads train 201, the southbound Northern Explorer, across Sutton Road

1 July 2017

Freshly overhauled and returned to service just two months prior, DFB 7322 heads train 201, the southbound Northern Explorer, across Sutton Road

In early morning light, DFB 7322 heads through Mercer with the Northern Explorer

1 July 2017

In early morning light, DFB 7322 heads through Mercer with the Northern Explorer

DFB 7322 passes through Mercer station

1 July 2017

DFB 7322 passes through Mercer station

With its paint still shining, DFB 7322 heads through Mercer with train 201

1 July 2017

With its paint still shining, DFB 7322 heads through Mercer with train 201

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