Summer Dairy Shunt

A visit to Waitoa with DC 4260

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DL 9348 crosses the Waikato River again as it heads through Claudelands

31 December 2018

DL 9348 crosses the Waikato River again as it heads through Claudelands

DC 4260 waits at Waitoa for more wagons to be shunted onto the train before departure

31 December 2018

DC 4260 waits at Waitoa for more wagons to be shunted onto the train before departure

DC 4260 and its train is dwarfed by the dairy factory at Waitoa

31 December 2018

DC 4260 and its train is dwarfed by the dairy factory at Waitoa

Sitting in the loop at Waitoa, DC 4260 awaits departure back to Te Rapa

31 December 2018

Sitting in the loop at Waitoa, DC 4260 awaits departure back to Te Rapa

DC 4260 waits in the loop at Waitoa

31 December 2018

DC 4260 waits in the loop at Waitoa

Now with all wagons attached, DC 4260 creeps forward to allow the shunters to close the gate over the tracks

31 December 2018

Now with all wagons attached, DC 4260 creeps forward to allow the shunters to close the gate over the tracks

Waiting in the loop at Waitoa again, DC 4260 waits for the gates to be closed

31 December 2018

Waiting in the loop at Waitoa again, DC 4260 waits for the gates to be closed

DC 4260 gets the shunt under way from Waitoa towards Te Rapa

31 December 2018

DC 4260 gets the shunt under way from Waitoa towards Te Rapa

Notching up out of Waitoa, DC 4260 gets the train under way

31 December 2018

Notching up out of Waitoa, DC 4260 gets the train under way

The shunt departs Waitoa heading back to Te Rapa

31 December 2018

The shunt departs Waitoa heading back to Te Rapa

With clouds blocking the view of the mountains in the background, DC 4260 gets the train moving from Waitoa

31 December 2018

With clouds blocking the view of the mountains in the background, DC 4260 gets the train moving from Waitoa

Blowing smoke across to the road, DC 4260 gets under way from Waitoa

31 December 2018

Blowing smoke across to the road, DC 4260 gets under way from Waitoa

The train is now fully under way with DC 4260 notching up

31 December 2018

The train is now fully under way with DC 4260 notching up

At a sedate pace, the train departs Waitoa from Te Rapa with DC 4260 in charge

31 December 2018

At a sedate pace, the train departs Waitoa from Te Rapa with DC 4260 in charge

Passing a large tree, DC 4260 approaches the level crossing at Tatuanui

31 December 2018

Passing a large tree, DC 4260 approaches the level crossing at Tatuanui

DC 4260 approaches the level crossing at Tatuanui

31 December 2018

DC 4260 approaches the level crossing at Tatuanui

DC 4260 crosses State Highway 27 at Tatuanui

31 December 2018

DC 4260 crosses State Highway 27 at Tatuanui

Playing among the flowers in the grass, DC 4260 approaches Morrinsville

31 December 2018

Playing among the flowers in the grass, DC 4260 approaches Morrinsville

DC 4260 passes the most scenic point on the line near Morrinsville

31 December 2018

DC 4260 passes the most scenic point on the line near Morrinsville

The train passes under State Highway 26 near Morrinsville

31 December 2018

The train passes under State Highway 26 near Morrinsville

After stopping at Morrinsville and collecting an extra wagon, DC 4260 powers out of Morrinsville through the S curves

31 December 2018

After stopping at Morrinsville and collecting an extra wagon, DC 4260 powers out of Morrinsville through the S curves

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