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Te Huia Delivery

Delivery of the refurbished carriages for the new Te Huia Hamilton to Papakura service

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Passing through Otorohanga at speed, DFB 7295 leads four refurbished ex-Auckland carriages for Te Huia, now due to commence in February 2021

5 September 2020

DFB 7295, one of the three locomotives to be assigned to the service, leads SRV 5893 (formerly SD 5893) an SRC cafe car and two SR carriages (formerly SA carriages) through Otorohanga

5 September 2020

Although for this trip SRV 5893 was the leading carriage, it is expected that the cabs on these carriages are to be used on repositioning runs once in service

5 September 2020

The carriages received a new grey-based livery, with decals of the extinct huia bird on the sides

5 September 2020

Bringing up the rear is SR 5847. Although largely similar to SAs externally, the carriages received tail lights

5 September 2020

DFB 7295 powers out of Otorohanga with the four carriages, heading towards Hamilton station for a welcoming ceremony. Each carriage has unique designs for the extinct huia birds depicted

5 September 2020

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