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RM 30 on a chartered run from Hamilton to Mission Bush and return, seen here crossing Heights Road on the second trip of the day. The railcar was charted for the weekend by the Railway Enthusiasts Society, with two trips to Kinleith scheduled for the following day. Shortly after RM 30 passes through, DL 9452 passes through the other way with train 142R

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Railway Enthusiasts Society, Silver Fern railcar RM 30 was chartered for a short jaunt from Auckland to Huntly via Glenbrook, with a side trip to Victoria Ave included hauled by DBR 1295. At Huntly, a celebratory cake was cut as part of the ceremonies

DL 9158 leads train 138 across Heights Road near Pukekohe, en route to the steel mill at Mission Bush, on a clear winter's morning

DBR 1295 and De 507 provided cab rides from Victoria Ave to Fernleigh, put on for the nearby Steel 'N' Wheels festival in Waiuku. The cab rides were popular and proved worthwhile for the GVR

Mainline Steam's Ja 1275 ran a number of shuttle trains from Whangarei to Portland and Kauri over Easter 2018, for the Big Steam event over the holiday. The train was run by Glenbrook Vintage Railway using their mainline fleet, with the services proving very popular with locals

DBR 1295 appeared at the biannual Day Out with Thomas weekend at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, appearing in a new livery. A steam train (hauled by Ja 1275) and a diesel train ran over the line to Fernleigh during the weekend

Six ex-Auckland SA carriages moved from Taumarunui to Palmerston North on 17 February 2018, and onto Wellington the following day. DL 9498 moved the carriages as train B55 from Taumarunui. The carriages are off to Hutt to be cleaned up and refurbished for a tourist train

A selection of freight trains on Waitangi Day 2018 - DL 9204 on train 138, DL 9233 on train 141R, DL 9112 on train MP2 and DC 4323 on train 192

Three trains in the Tauranga area on 12 and 13 January 2018. DL 9331 on train 354, DL 9279 on train MP5 and DL 9233 on train 483 all feature

DFB 7023 and DFB 7199 lead train 200, the Christmas Eve Northern Explorer, into Papakura station. Due to a recent spate of breakdowns of DFBs on Wairarapa Line trains, all of those trains and the Northern Explorer are double-headed as an immediate solution

The northbound Sunday daytime freight service, train 240, seen at Waiouru and crossing Makatote Viaduct, with EF 30226 and EF 30134 on the head

Making their first run as heritage locomotives, DBR 1254 and DBR 1295 made an appearance at the GVR, on an RES members only train. DBR 1295 was not performing well so was placed on the turntable at Glenbrook, leaving DBR 1254 to head the train on its own. Several photo runs were made during the day, to show off the GVR's new locomotives to members

Glenbrook Vintage Railway's latest acquisitions, DBR 1254 and DBR 1295, head north on train 234S, with DL 9141 and DFB 7267 hauling the 47-total train. DL 9141 and the two DBRs had left Hutt Workshops the previous day, with the DL just out after accident damage

Glenbrook Vintage Railway celebrated their 40th anniversary over Labour weekend of 2017, with the Mallet joining in on the celebrations. A recreation of the original opening weekend was staged, with the Mallet propelled by Ww 644 through the ribbon at Glenbrook, with De 507 on the back of the train

Following train 126 from Penrose to Maungaturoto, with DFB 7023 and DC 4571 on the pointy end. The train stopped at Helensville for a crew change and at Wellsford to shunt off empty log wagons

Over the weekend of 14-15 Octover 2017, Ab 608 ran a number of shuttles from Wellington to Trentham and return, to commerate the 100th anniversary of the Passchendaele Battle on 12 October. The locomotive and carriages were on display at Wellington on 12 and 13 October. One train each day during the weekend featured an onboard play, with three soldiers and a nurse expressing their excitement on the outward trip and reflecting on the battle on the return journey. The event was organised by Te Papa ion collaboration with Steam Inc. and KiwiRail

Train 243 passes south through Pokeno with DL 9072 in charge. DL 9164 and DFT 7008 were along for the ride. Train 243 is the southbound weekend overnight service, departing Westfield on Saturday evenings and arriving in Wellington on Sunday mornings

Following train MP7 from Papakura to Hemopo, with DL 9469 on the head. Also features DL 9325 at Papakura with MP4

DL 9037 heads the port shunt through Glen Innes and Judges Bay, with a load of wagons bound for the Port and then Wiri. Although it was rare to see a DL on these trains, it has been increasingly common owing to the withdrawal of the DBR class and the limited availability of the DC class

Otorohanga hosted the Steamfest festival in August 2017, celebrating the golden era of steam and vintage machinery. The star of the show was Mainline Steam's newly named Ja 1275, running a number of short excursions between Otorohanga, Te Kuiti and Te Awamutu, as well as a dinner train to Hamilton. Here, Ja 1275 races a convoy of Model T Ford cars to Te Kuiti, named the Great Train Race. After returning to Otorohanga, it heads for Te Awamutu on the Kiwiana Capital Connection

DL 9400 and DFT 7104 lead train 228 through Papakura, in a gap between periods of rain. DFT 7104 was the only member of its class (alongside three DFBs) to be leased to Auckland Transport for their SA carriage trains, until electrification

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