SAs Off for Cleanup

Six SA carriages stored at Taumarunui head south for refurbishment

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After arriving at Taumarunui light form Palmerston North, DL 9498 shunts SAs at Taumarunui and collects SAs to move south

17 February 2018

After arriving at Taumarunui light form Palmerston North, DL 9498 shunts SAs at Taumarunui and collects SAs to move south

A marked difference in condition between SA 3262 and SXV 1746 is evident

17 February 2018

A marked difference in condition between SA 3262 and SXV 1746 is evident

DL 9498, with a runner wagon in between it and the SAs, waits at Taumarunui

17 February 2018

DL 9498, with a runner wagon in between it and the SAs, waits at Taumarunui

DL 9141 and DL 9509 show up and stop at Taumarunui, running ahead of train B55

17 February 2018

DL 9141 and DL 9509 show up and stop at Taumarunui, running ahead of train B55

DL 9141 and DL 9509 lead train 239 out of Taumarunui, with train B55 departing shortly afterwards

17 February 2018

DL 9141 and DL 9509 lead train 239 out of Taumarunui, with train B55 departing shortly afterwards

In the distance, DL 9498 leads the SAs south out of Taumarunui

17 February 2018

In the distance, DL 9498 leads the SAs south out of Taumarunui

The late evening sun lights the train as B55 heads out of Taumarunui

17 February 2018

The late evening sun lights the train as B55 heads out of Taumarunui

DL 9498 leads the six SAs and two wagons out of Taumarunui

17 February 2018

DL 9498 leads the six SAs and two wagons out of Taumarunui

DL 9498 trundles south with train B55

17 February 2018

DL 9498 trundles south with train B55

Viewed from the Piriaka lookout, DL 9498 brings the train around the curves through Piriaka

17 February 2018

Viewed from the Piriaka lookout, DL 9498 brings the train around the curves through Piriaka

The carriages stretch out behind DL 9498 as it heads around the curves at Piriaka

17 February 2018

The carriages stretch out behind DL 9498 as it heads around the curves at Piriaka

Heading towards Kakahi, DL 9498 and train B55 pass through Piriaka

17 February 2018

Heading towards Kakahi, DL 9498 and train B55 pass through Piriaka

The train passes over a small private crossing as it heads for Kakahi

17 February 2018

The train passes over a small private crossing as it heads for Kakahi

Train B55 passes around the curves towards Kakahi

17 February 2018

Train B55 passes around the curves towards Kakahi

Heading through Owhango, train B55 heads slowly onwards

17 February 2018

Heading through Owhango, train B55 heads slowly onwards

DL 9498 lit by the evening sun as it passes through Owhango

17 February 2018

DL 9498 lit by the evening sun as it passes through Owhango

At the base of the Raurimu Spiral, train B55 heads into Raurimu station

17 February 2018

At the base of the Raurimu Spiral, train B55 heads into Raurimu station

Train B55 passes over the level crossing at the bottom of the spiral

17 February 2018

Train B55 passes over the level crossing at the bottom of the spiral

The runner wagon at the back of the train is evident here, as train B55 heads into Raurimu station

17 February 2018

The runner wagon at the back of the train is evident here, as train B55 heads into Raurimu station

DL 9498 makes a brief stop at Raurimu

17 February 2018

DL 9498 makes a brief stop at Raurimu

After a short stop, DL 9498 powers up with train B55

17 February 2018

After a short stop, DL 9498 powers up with train B55

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