Miscellaneous and Happenings

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DBR 1254 stabled in Pukekohe, with ADL 806 and ADL 807. These two ADLs are going along for the ride for braking purposes

7 December 2020

A new addition to the GVR fleet, AG 49 shines in its new yellow coat of paint. The van is leased from KiwiRail, and for this train conveys crew

7 December 2020

The unusual visitor to the Pukekohe stabling yard is greeted by ADL 810 in the background

7 December 2020

Standing in for De 507 which in turn stood in for Ww 480, DBR 1254 leads the regular GVR train on the return run underneath Shakespeare Road

2 January 2021

Having escaped from Wairarapa Line passenger services, DFB 7010 leads train 200, the Northern Explorer, out of Pukekohe as a shower passes over

17 January 2021

With a shortened 3-car set in tow, DFB 7077 leads a Te Huia training run into Papakura, unusually running during the morning peak

9 February 2021

With a new Te Huia logo on the nose in place of the usual KiwiRail logo, DFB 7077 rolls into Papakura station with a Te Huia training run. The timing suggests a timing run, although would have been behind schedule due to worn track between here and Pukekohe

9 February 2021

ADL 804 and ADL 803 stored in the yard at Pukekohe, both of which have had parts removed to keep the rest of the fleet operational

14 February 2021

After dropping off a load of sleepers south of here, DL 9613 runs around its empty work train at Pukekohe before returning to Te Rapa

14 February 2021

DL 9613 reverses onto the work train at Pukekohe

14 February 2021

DL 9613 briefly stops before coupling onto the plough van

14 February 2021

Now departing Pukekohe, DL 9613 brings the empty work train home

14 February 2021

Seen from Cape Hill Road, ADL 805 runs a Pukekohe shuttle service towards Pukekohe. The line is the last to be affected by the urgent track replacement programme; all other lines north of Papakura are now running at normal speeds

1 March 2021

DFB 7077 sits at Papakura shortly before departure to Frankton on a test run. The Te Huia services have been doing trial runs close to the actual timetable in recent weeks

24 March 2021

Over Easter weekend at Pukekohe, the old footbridge at the southern end of the station was removed. This bridge provided access to the western side of the station before the current bridge was installed

3 April 2021

A crane prepares to lift the middle section of the bridge onto a truck. The bridge was originally built as a temporary structure, and is being removed to make way for redevelopment of Pukekohe station for electrification

3 April 2021

Workers in cherry pickers attach strops to the bridge

3 April 2021

Later in the day, the centre section of the bridge sits on a truck waiting to be taken away

3 April 2021

As rain sets in for the evening, DFB 7077 leads empty train 103 through Papatoetoe to Papakura, where passengers are picked up

20 April 2021

DFB 7295 leads train 102, the second morning Te Huia service, into Papakura. The service is quite possibly the most punctional rail service in the country, seen here arriving 5 minutes ahead of schedule, a frequent occurence

6 May 2021

DFB 7295 leads the four-car train into Papakura ahead of schedule

6 May 2021

On its first revenue run with Te Huia, DFB 7335 passes through Pukekohe with train 103, on its way back to Hamilton

14 May 2021

A bit more variety in the yard at Pukeoware as ADL 803 and ADL 804 have recently arrived, being moved to the Glenbrook Vintage Railway for storage. (Site accessed with permission)

16 May 2021

With engines missing from their usual location, ADL 804 rests in the sun at Pukeoware. Parts of the engine are now stored in the passenger area of the DMU. (Site accessed with permission)

16 May 2021

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