TranzAlpine Journey

A winter run over the Midland Line

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DXC 5206 and DXC 5287 wait on the head of the TranzAlpine at Christchurch station

9 July 2017

DXC 5206 and DXC 5287 wait on the head of the TranzAlpine at Christchurch station

AK 2082 leads the carriages on the train

9 July 2017

AK 2082 leads the carriages on the train

DXC 5287 trails DXC 5206 on the train

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 trails DXC 5206 on the train

The Christchurch station sign on the platform

9 July 2017

The Christchurch station sign on the platform

At Arthur's Pass, passengers jumped off the train for a leg stretch while DXC 5206 and DXC 5287 waited to tackle the Otira tunnel ahead

9 July 2017

At Arthur's Pass, passengers jumped off the train for a leg stretch while DXC 5206 and DXC 5287 waited to tackle the Otira tunnel ahead

DXC 5500, DXC 5356 and DXC 5241 wait to couple up on the back of the train for the journey through the Otira Tunnel

9 July 2017

DXC 5500, DXC 5356 and DXC 5241 wait to couple up on the back of the train for the journey through the Otira Tunnel

The new website URL reflects the new branding on the three long distance trains and Interislander services

9 July 2017

The new website URL reflects the new branding on the three long distance trains and Interislander services

Under low cloud, the TranzAlpine waits to depart Arthur's Pass

9 July 2017

Under low cloud, the TranzAlpine waits to depart Arthur's Pass

DXC 5206 on the head of the train at Greymouth before heading to the yard

9 July 2017

DXC 5206 on the head of the train at Greymouth before heading to the yard

DXC 5287 again trails at Greymouth

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 again trails at Greymouth

DXC 5206 and DXC 5287 move the train to the Greymouth yard for cleaning

9 July 2017

DXC 5206 and DXC 5287 move the train to the Greymouth yard for cleaning

DXC 5287 leads DXC 5206 on train 804, the return TranzAlpine, into Greymouth

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 leads DXC 5206 on train 804, the return TranzAlpine, into Greymouth

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 wait at Greymouth for departure

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 wait at Greymouth for departure

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 skirt along State Highway 7 near Dobson

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 skirt along State Highway 7 near Dobson

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 head out of Stillwater

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 head out of Stillwater

With the Southern Alps in the background, DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 lead the train out of Stillwater

9 July 2017

With the Southern Alps in the background, DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 lead the train out of Stillwater

Back at Arthur's Pass after climbing up the Otira Tunnel, the train again pauses for a passenger leg stretch

9 July 2017

Back at Arthur's Pass after climbing up the Otira Tunnel, the train again pauses for a passenger leg stretch

The Arthur's Pass station sign and building

9 July 2017

The Arthur's Pass station sign and building

DXC 5304 banked the train on the rear through the tunnel

9 July 2017

DXC 5304 banked the train on the rear through the tunnel

Train 804 sits at Arthur's Pass shortly before departure

9 July 2017

Train 804 sits at Arthur's Pass shortly before departure

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 lead the train onto the Waimakariri River bridge

9 July 2017

DXC 5287 and DXC 5206 lead the train onto the Waimakariri River bridge

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