Thermal Explorer

DBR 1254's first solo outing with the Thermal Explorer from Waiuku to Kinleith and return
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Still looking fresh from overhaul, DBR 1254 heads out of Tokoroa

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 passes the Rotorua Branch again as it enters Putaruru

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 runs around the train at Hinuera

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 waits at the home signal to enter the loop

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

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

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

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 departs Hinuera en route back to Tokoroa

16 February 2020

DBR 1254 rolls out of the loop at Hinuera

16 February 2020

With a fully booked train, DBR 1254 heads back to Tokoroa to pick up the original passengers

16 February 2020

Looking down from the footbridge back towards the Down Main

1 March 2020

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