There were several reasons why 'The Star' didn't work. It started about ten years too late so between cars and cheaper air travel no one used it. In the mid 70s the old overnight Auckland to Wellington express was replaced with refurbished carriages and called 'The Northerner' It was composite sitting and sleeping whereas the Star wasn't. The Star was taken off the Road in 1979 to be converted to both sitting and sleepoing but workers found Blue Asbestos in the carriage lining so all work halted and the two sets sat in respective yards in Auckland and Wellington for a number of years before they were sold.
This train used to be 'The Silver Star' and ran overnight in the 1970s between Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand.
I always enjoyed travelling in the 158s, some of them covered a lot of miles too!
Three MKAs haul a freight bound for the Norske Skog Paper Mill.
3830 arrives at Robertson with a Cockatoo Run.
First time a 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive had ventured north of Napier
This wasn’t the first time 942 had been to Gisborne. January 1994 was the first then Easter the same year (late March) I was fortunate enough to be on both trips.
Ah ok. I looked at the tunnel side of the bridge but that’s no good for Palmy bound trains! Ended up making do at the crossing immediately south of the township.
Cheers Nick. I’ll have to have another look on google maps.
Hi @nick86235 as a matter of interest where is the connection from High Speed 1 to Dagenham?
Hey John, how did you get to that side of the bridge? I looked at it before christmas but couldn't see a clear or easy way.
Nice Pic, the carriages look very German.
Ka 942 nears the end of its journey just south of Napier
3237 and 5917 cross Cooks River enroute to Moss Vale