Miscellaneous and Happenings

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DFB 7335 stops in the loop while waiting for one of the last shuttles of the day before continuing north

11 August 2021

At the end of the train, SR 5746 sits in the loop

11 August 2021

DFB 7335 sits in the loop with train B66 while waiting for an ADL to arrive and depart. As the train is restricted to 40km/h, it was sent out behind a shuttle service

11 August 2021

Coming off the Mission Bush Branch, DBR 1254 tows AL 1991 from Glenbrook to Westfield. The carriage is heading back to Northland for use on KiwiRail work trains, and GVR was granted permission to relocate the carriage as essential work under Alert Level 4

8 September 2021

Heading the other way, ADL 810 heads to Pukekohe while DBR 1254 heads to Westfield

8 September 2021

At Otahuhu, works at the approach to the Westfield yard are under way during Labour weekend, in relation to the third main under construction

24 October 2021

Part of the new track layout at Otahuhu includes a crossover from the Centre to the Down Main, just north of the platforms

24 October 2021

In the yard itself, part of the yard has been lifted for reconstruction

24 October 2021

South of the station, a pile of crossovers allow access between the Up, Centre and Down Mains

24 October 2021

An assortment of locomotives sitting around at Westfield, with DFB 7282 prominently in the frame. Hidden behind the DLs are DC 4847 and DC 4191, two withdrawn locomotives that travelled to Auckland for an unknown new owner

24 October 2021

On a wet weekend, AM 103 pulls into Penrose station on a shortened Southern Line run. The train is terminating here due to multiple track work sites south of Penrose

13 November 2021

AM 103 pulls into Penrose station shortly before heading back towards Britomart

13 November 2021

At Newmarket, AM 103 pauses on Platform 1 before continuing to Parnell and Britomart

13 November 2021

Shortly afterwards, AM 415 also pulls into Platform 1 on a Western Line run to Swanson

13 November 2021

As the rain starts to ease off, AM 415 exchanges passengers at Mt Albert before continuing to Swanson

13 November 2021

Heading towards Newmarket and Britomart, AM 225 crosses Morningside Drive as the skies open up again

13 November 2021

Not long afterwards, AM 319 crosses Morningside Drive in the opposite direction. While road traffic was held for both trains, the pedestrian crossing on the platform side allowed pedestrians to cross the unoccupied track

13 November 2021

AM 319 crosses Morningside Drive as it pulls into Morningside station. Pedestrians at this stage are still allowed to cross the Down Main, with the crossing essentially acting as three individual crossings - one for road traffic, and one each for the Up and Down Mains from the platform

13 November 2021

Taking advantage of the large white canvas, Auckland Council has put on a Christmas display on the side of the Chief Post Office building used as Britomart Transport Centre. The display transforms the CPO into Santa's Workshop, and also features Christmas carols sung in Māori and English. With GVR's Christmas lights cancelled due to COVID-19, this is the only rail-related Christmas display in Auckland this year

10 December 2021

On a test run, DFB 7077 leads one of the Te Huia consists through Pukekohe, with DFB 7295 on the rear. The test train is making sure that the rolling stock is still in good order after sitting idle for some 4 months due to lockdowns and Auckland border restrictions, as well as crew training

15 December 2021

DFB 7077 brings the train to a stop just south of Pukekohe station for a compulsory stop board. This is the first time Te Huia has travelled to Auckland since the service was suspended in August after lockdown, although the service is not set to resume until 24 January after the holiday track work

15 December 2021

Now stopped at the board, DFB 7077 waits for clearance to proceed through the work site ahead

15 December 2021

With DFB 7295 dead on the rear, the Te Huia test train passes through the work site at Pukekohe heading back to Hamilton

15 December 2021

With Te Huia set to resume on 24 January, a number of certification runs have been carried out in preparation for the resumption of the service. Here, DFB 7335 leads a 5-car train on train A083 into Papakura, with DFB 7077 on the tail

19 January 2022

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