MOTAT's 50th Anniversary

MOTAT turns 50 with a big open day
56 photos in this gallery. Showing photos 25 - 48

Y 542 runs around at MOTAT

5 October 2014

L 507 follows soon afterwards, working hard to lift its train up the grade

5 October 2014

L 507 is dwarfed by the size of the carriages

5 October 2014

For the next trip, L 507 and Y 542 top-and-tailed the passenger train

5 October 2014

The locomotives reverse down the grade

5 October 2014

With L 507 marshalled in front of Y 542, the train puts on a show as it climbs the grade

5 October 2014

L 507 and Y 542 work hard to lift the train

5 October 2014

No 1411 in the yard at MOTAT. The locomotive was widened and converted to run on 1,067mm track in 1916

5 October 2014

DA 1400 at its new home in MOTAT 2, having been moved from next to K 900

5 October 2014

Military vehicles line up at MOTAT 2, with DA 1400 in the background

5 October 2014

Big diesel DA 1400 and little diesel DSA 223 in the yard at MOTAT

5 October 2014

No. 1411 moves into the backshunt

5 October 2014

TR 21 follows L 507 to the shed

5 October 2014

L 507 stands next to DA 1400 near the shed

5 October 2014

TR 21 reverses towards the shed

5 October 2014

Bigger than its red cousin, TR 730 follows TR 21 to the shed, still wearing its Tranz Rail livery

5 October 2014

TR 730 passes YD class ballast wagons, once used by KiwiRail

5 October 2014

DA 1400, TR 21 and TR 730 wait at MOTAT yard

5 October 2014

L 507 next to the shed

5 October 2014

Inside MOTAT's rail workshop

5 October 2014

EB 25 sits outside the shed at MOTAT. The EB class was one of two battery-electric locomotives to operate in New Zealand

5 October 2014

L 507, DA 1400 and EB 25 line up at MOTAT

5 October 2014

F 180 sits inside the workshop, undergoing overhaul

5 October 2014

TR 730 and TR 21 face off in a siding

5 October 2014

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