Thermal Explorer

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

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Peeking above the ground, DBR 1254 approaches Tokoroa

16 February 2020

Peeking above the ground, DBR 1254 approaches Tokoroa

DBR 1254 enters Tokoroa station limits just before entering the loop

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 enters Tokoroa station limits just before entering the loop

DBR 1254 enters the loop at Tokoroa to pick up a load of passengers. The train was scheduled for a side trip from Tokoroa to Hinuera and return with locals on board, before the original passengers reboarded later in the day

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 enters the loop at Tokoroa to pick up a load of passengers. The train was scheduled for a side trip from Tokoroa to Hinuera and return with locals on board, before the original passengers reboarded later in the day

DBR 1254 rolls into the loop at Tokoroa

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 rolls into the loop at Tokoroa

After loading passengers, DBR 1254 departs Tokoroa en route to Hinuera

16 February 2020

After loading passengers, DBR 1254 departs Tokoroa en route to Hinuera

Heading back north, DBR 1254 leads the six-total train out of Tokoroa

16 February 2020

Heading back north, DBR 1254 leads the six-total train out of Tokoroa

Still looking fresh from overhaul, DBR 1254 heads out of Tokoroa

16 February 2020

Still looking fresh from overhaul, DBR 1254 heads out of Tokoroa

Heading back through Putaruru, DBR 1254 passes around the curve into the station

16 February 2020

Heading back through Putaruru, DBR 1254 passes around the curve into the station

The Rotorua Branch quietly rusts in the foreground as DBR 1254 passes through Putaruru

16 February 2020

The Rotorua Branch quietly rusts in the foreground as DBR 1254 passes through Putaruru

DBR 1254 passes the Rotorua Branch again as it enters Putaruru

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes the Rotorua Branch again as it enters Putaruru

At Hinuera, DBR 1254 is uncoupled from the train and heads forward to run around

16 February 2020

At Hinuera, DBR 1254 is uncoupled from the train and heads forward to run around

DBR 1254 runs around the train at Hinuera

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 runs around the train at Hinuera

Just before crossing State Highway 29, DBR 1254 trundles along the main while running around

16 February 2020

Just before crossing State Highway 29, DBR 1254 trundles along the main while running around

As part of overhaul, DBR 1254 was fitted with ditch lights on the rear for this type of movement

16 February 2020

As part of overhaul, DBR 1254 was fitted with ditch lights on the rear for this type of movement

DBR 1254 heads towards the home signal while running around at Hinuera

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 heads towards the home signal while running around at Hinuera

DBR 1254 waits at the home signal to enter the loop

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 waits at the home signal to enter the loop

DBR 1254 crosses State Highway 29 again as it heads back towards the carriages

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 crosses State Highway 29 again as it heads back towards the carriages

DBR 1254 passes over State Highway 29 at Hinuera while running around

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes over State Highway 29 at Hinuera while running around

Now coupled on and ready to return to Tokoroa, DBR 1254 runs long hood leading on the mainline for the first time

16 February 2020

Now coupled on and ready to return to Tokoroa, DBR 1254 runs long hood leading on the mainline for the first time

DBR 1254 departs Hinuera en route back to Tokoroa

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 departs Hinuera en route back to Tokoroa

DBR 1254 rolls out of the loop at Hinuera

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 rolls out of the loop at Hinuera