In poor weather, DL 9014 leads train 138 up the grade through Pokeno. With recent severe weather causing flooding and slips across the Auckland network, train services north of Hamilton (including Te Huia and Auckland metro) have been impacted, with this train being the first of the day through Pokeno
1 February 2023
Becoming less common by the day, DC 4058 leads train 229 throug Mercer with DL 9187 tucked in behind. With just a handful of DC class locomotives remaining, the class is usually seen on shunting duties rather than on mainline freight trains in the North Island, and indeed DC 4058 came off train 229 and straight onto M52 at Te Rapa
16 June 2023
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