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KiwiRail DXB 5108flagTurakina Turakina

5108 leads DC 4012 on milk train emerging from Turakina tunnel.

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©  Mar 16, 2012


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Canon EOS 60D

Exposure: 1/320
Aperture: f/7
Focal length: 40 mm
ISO: 125
Time: 09:07

5108 leads DC 4012 on milk train emerging from Turakina tunnel.



The DX class were built by General Electric's Erie, PA plant and entered service from 1972. From 1988 the DX class received cab modifications including replacement of twin front windows then were upgraded to U26C C30-MMI. The milk trains serve a giant milk powder factory at Whareroa, Hawera and run around the clock during the season. Turakina tunnel is 2.5 Km long.
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