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Waharoa Wanderer

The first mainline outing of DBR 1254 after restoration, from Hamilton to Waharoa and return

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Passing through Pokeno empty, DBR 1254 heads out onto the mainline for the first time since restoration, with DFB 7160 tagging along as a backup

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 pass through Pokeno underneath the recently completed Hitchen Road bridge, with an empty train bound for Hamilton

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 coast through Pokeno with a light train

25 January 2020

At Huntly, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 cross Tregoweth Lane heading to Hamilton

25 January 2020

With DBR 1254 kicking up dust, the train powers south towards waiting passengers at Hamilton

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 shines in the sun as it heads through Huntly with its backup in tow

25 January 2020

With passengers now on board, DBR 1254 pops out from underneath the Hamilton CBD at Claudelands

25 January 2020

Pigeons on the track take off as DBR 1254 rolls onto the bridge over the Waikato River at Claudelands

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 cross the Waikato River at Claudelands heading towards Waharoa

25 January 2020

Passing alongside the old rail bridge, the excursion starts on its short journey to Waharoa

25 January 2020

At Eureka, the train is placed in the loop while waiting for train MP4 to cross

25 January 2020

Still relatively clean off the boat, DL 9688 slowly rolls through Eureka towards the excursion

25 January 2020

DL 9688 approaches DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 at Eureka

25 January 2020

At Eureka, DL 9688 with train MP4 crosses the excursion waiting in the loop

25 January 2020

A stream of containers passes DBR 1254 while the train waits for MP4 to clear the section

25 January 2020

With MP4 now clear, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 lead the train out of the loop at Eureka

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 crosses Waverley Road as it heads towards Waharoa

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 notches up as it heads out of Eureka towards Waharoa

25 January 2020

Now with a clear run, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 pass through Morrinsville

25 January 2020

Heading into Morrinsville, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 glide into station limits

25 January 2020

The train passes through the S curves at Kiwitahi as it passes through the fields of eastern Waikato

25 January 2020

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