Waharoa Wanderer

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

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Approaching Kiwitahi Station Road, DBR 1254 almost blends in with its surroundings

25 January 2020

Approaching Kiwitahi Station Road, DBR 1254 almost blends in with its surroundings

With the sun out, DBR 1254 leads DFB 7160 through Kiwitahi

25 January 2020

With the sun out, DBR 1254 leads DFB 7160 through Kiwitahi

Approaching Hutchinson Road, the six-total train continues on its journey through rural Waikato towards Waharoa

25 January 2020

Approaching Hutchinson Road, the six-total train continues on its journey through rural Waikato towards Waharoa

Nearing its final destination, DBR 1254 heads across Hutchinson Road

25 January 2020

Nearing its final destination, DBR 1254 heads across Hutchinson Road

At Waharoa, the entire train was turned on the triangle. Here, the train is seen reversing around the triangle onto the Kinleith Branch before heading back to Hamilton

25 January 2020

At Waharoa, the entire train was turned on the triangle. Here, the train is seen reversing around the triangle onto the Kinleith Branch before heading back to Hamilton

The train sets back across New Street before heading back to Hamilton

25 January 2020

The train sets back across New Street before heading back to Hamilton

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 push the train behind the signal

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 push the train behind the signal

Now sitting at Waharoa, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 sit on the main waiting for a departure signal

25 January 2020

Now sitting at Waharoa, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 sit on the main waiting for a departure signal

Halfway through the morning's trip, the train waits for clearance to depart back to Hamilton

25 January 2020

Halfway through the morning's trip, the train waits for clearance to depart back to Hamilton

Now under way, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 depart Waharoa back towards Hamilton

25 January 2020

Now under way, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 depart Waharoa back towards Hamilton

Heading on the straight section on the Waharoa triangle, the train departs back to home base for the weekend

25 January 2020

Heading on the straight section on the Waharoa triangle, the train departs back to home base for the weekend

Heading away from Waharoa, passengers now get views from the other side

25 January 2020

Heading away from Waharoa, passengers now get views from the other side

Approaching Morrinsville, the train passes alongside Morrinsville-Walton Road on its way back

25 January 2020

Approaching Morrinsville, the train passes alongside Morrinsville-Walton Road on its way back

Being overtaken by road traffic, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 coast towards Morrinsville

25 January 2020

Being overtaken by road traffic, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 coast towards Morrinsville

Passing alongside a quiet road, the excursion pulls into Morrinsville

25 January 2020

Passing alongside a quiet road, the excursion pulls into Morrinsville

A closer view of DBR 1254 with insurance DFB 7160 approaching Morrinsville

25 January 2020

A closer view of DBR 1254 with insurance DFB 7160 approaching Morrinsville

At Morrinsville, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 cross MP5 on their way back to Hamilton

25 January 2020

At Morrinsville, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 cross MP5 on their way back to Hamilton

The tail end of train MP5 is just visible as DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 head out of Morrinsville

25 January 2020

The tail end of train MP5 is just visible as DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 head out of Morrinsville

Heading out of Morrinsville, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 lead the train back home

25 January 2020

Heading out of Morrinsville, DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 lead the train back home

DBR 1254's fresh coat of paint shines in the sun

25 January 2020

DBR 1254's fresh coat of paint shines in the sun

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 cross Avenue Road as they head out of Morrinsville

25 January 2020

DBR 1254 and DFB 7160 cross Avenue Road as they head out of Morrinsville