Thursday, 12 August 2010

Main South Line (going to Otago Central Railway)


In 1987 the NZ Railway and Locomotive Society held its annual convention in Central Otago and hired the OETT to provide carriages for a train trip from Dunedin to Clyde and return. The outgoing train is here seen here approaching the Wingatui Tunnel (note the slide edge has been torn as seen at left). The locomotive DE 1412 was retired from NZR service about this time, and sold a short time later to the Diesel Traction Group who have preserved it at the Ferrymead Railway in Christchurch.