North Pole Express

J 1211 on a number of North Pole Express runs from the Strand to Wiri, its first excursion since its last overhaul

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The empty North Pole Express heads through Mauku with DC 4467 on the head and J 1211 on the rear, on its relocation run from the Glenbrook Vintage Railway to the Strand

1 December 2018

The empty North Pole Express heads through Mauku with DC 4467 on the head and J 1211 on the rear, on its relocation run from the Glenbrook Vintage Railway to the Strand

Honorary steam locomotive DC 4467 and actual steam locomotive J 1211 head under the bridge at Union Road in Mauku

1 December 2018

Honorary steam locomotive DC 4467 and actual steam locomotive J 1211 head under the bridge at Union Road in Mauku

DC 4467 leads the empty North Pole Express through Drury heading for the Strand

1 December 2018

DC 4467 leads the empty North Pole Express through Drury heading for the Strand

With the GVR mainline fleet and J 1211 in tow, DC 4467 makes a leisurely run through Drury

1 December 2018

With the GVR mainline fleet and J 1211 in tow, DC 4467 makes a leisurely run through Drury

With the headboard on display, DC 4467 leads the train through Drury

1 December 2018

With the headboard on display, DC 4467 leads the train through Drury

Decorated in tinsel for the Christmas-themed trips, J 1211 brings up the rear of the empty train

1 December 2018

Decorated in tinsel for the Christmas-themed trips, J 1211 brings up the rear of the empty train

Now under its own power, J 1211 runs through Panmure with the first North Pole Express shuttle of the day

1 December 2018

Now under its own power, J 1211 runs through Panmure with the first North Pole Express shuttle of the day

J 1211 heads through Panmure under its own power for the first time in several years

1 December 2018

J 1211 heads through Panmure under its own power for the first time in several years

J 1211 looks the part on the head of the North Pole Express through Panmure

1 December 2018

J 1211 looks the part on the head of the North Pole Express through Panmure

After reaching Wiri, DC 4467 takes over for the return run back to Strand through Papatoetoe, with lots of happy children on board

1 December 2018

After reaching Wiri, DC 4467 takes over for the return run back to Strand through Papatoetoe, with lots of happy children on board

DC 4467 leads the North Pole Express through Papatoetoe back to the Strand

1 December 2018

DC 4467 leads the North Pole Express through Papatoetoe back to the Strand

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