Thermal Explorer

DBR 1254's first solo outing with the Thermal Explorer from Waiuku to Kinleith and return

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Passing land about to be subdivided, DBR 1254 leads train C01 solo through Pokeno, shortly before making a passenger stop at a level crossing

16 February 2020

Passing land about to be subdivided, DBR 1254 leads train C01 solo through Pokeno, shortly before making a passenger stop at a level crossing

DBR 1254 passes a drainage reserve through new development in Pokeno

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes a drainage reserve through new development in Pokeno

The six-total train passes through Pokeno shortly before a passenger stop

16 February 2020

The six-total train passes through Pokeno shortly before a passenger stop

With MP2 stationary on the Up Main, DBR 1254 passes through Mercer heading south towards Kinleith

16 February 2020

With MP2 stationary on the Up Main, DBR 1254 passes through Mercer heading south towards Kinleith

DBR 1254 passes the tail end of train MP2, waiting for the passenger train to clear the section while passengers boarded

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes the tail end of train MP2, waiting for the passenger train to clear the section while passengers boarded

Passing two wagons left in the loop at Mercer, DBR 1254 leads train C01 through Mercer

16 February 2020

Passing two wagons left in the loop at Mercer, DBR 1254 leads train C01 through Mercer

Train C01 passes underneath the southbound offramp at Mercer

16 February 2020

Train C01 passes underneath the southbound offramp at Mercer

At Ohinewai, DBR 1254 makes good pace with the train south

16 February 2020

At Ohinewai, DBR 1254 makes good pace with the train south

With the Waikato Expressway in the background, DBR 1254 powers south with train C01

16 February 2020

With the Waikato Expressway in the background, DBR 1254 powers south with train C01

At Ngaruawahia, DBR 1254 passes over the Waikato River

16 February 2020

At Ngaruawahia, DBR 1254 passes over the Waikato River

Teain C01 passes over the Waikato River at Ngaruawahia

16 February 2020

Teain C01 passes over the Waikato River at Ngaruawahia

At Eureka, DL 9550 waits in the loop with an empty train MP4S, while DBR 1254 passes through with train C01

16 February 2020

At Eureka, DL 9550 waits in the loop with an empty train MP4S, while DBR 1254 passes through with train C01

DBR 1254 passes empty wagons as the train passes through Eureka

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes empty wagons as the train passes through Eureka

Train C01 crosses train MP4S at Eureka

16 February 2020

Train C01 crosses train MP4S at Eureka

Just out of Morrinsville, DBR 1254 re-enters rural Waikato as it leads train C01 out of the settlement

16 February 2020

Just out of Morrinsville, DBR 1254 re-enters rural Waikato as it leads train C01 out of the settlement

DBR 1254 shines in what sun is left as it heads south out of Morrinsville

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 shines in what sun is left as it heads south out of Morrinsville

DBR 1254 passes over Kiwitahi Railway Road just out of Morrinsville

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes over Kiwitahi Railway Road just out of Morrinsville

Through Walton, DBR 1254 leads the train into Waharoa

16 February 2020

Through Walton, DBR 1254 leads the train into Waharoa

The train passes along a long straight as it heads into Waharoa

16 February 2020

The train passes along a long straight as it heads into Waharoa

DBR 1254 passes PGG Wrightson at Walton

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes PGG Wrightson at Walton

Shortly before passing under Walton Road, DBR 1254 passes alongside paddocks and industry

16 February 2020

Shortly before passing under Walton Road, DBR 1254 passes alongside paddocks and industry

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