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The South Island

Some shots from the South Island of NZ. Most of these were taken during my time at university in Dunedin 97-89, during which time the 1969 vintage Mitsubish tri-bo DJ locos which spelt the end for South Island (and indeed NZ) steam, were being themselves phased out.

All images are scanned from Fuji 100 prints. All photos by Darryl K Bond. Feel free to use for non-profit purposes provided you credit the photographer.

Click on the thumbnail for the full size image. All are approx 50-100kb jpeg files.

DJs 3136+3349 hammer through Studholme with a northbound Southerner on 27/12/88 djstudz.jpg
DF 6104, DJ 3551 and DJ 3672 cross the bridge at Merton on 25/7/88. merton.jpg
A twin DJ hauled southerner heads out of the Mihiwaka tunnel and begins the drop down to Sawyers bay on its way south on 12/8/88 mihiwaka.jpg
Around June 1988, a Makareo bound empty 'stone train' prepares to depart Dunedin in the early hours of the morning. nitestonetrain.jpg
A special train carrying oil rig components passes through Dunedin just before the sun vanishes in June 1988. This shot was taken from the very top of the lighting tower (jeepers). oilrig.jpg
In May 1988 a northbound Southerner heads towards St Andrews. A rare case when the DF was not detached at Oamaru. otaio.jpg
DF 6064 and DJs 3113 and 3240 charge the grade out of Sawyers bay with one of the first Southerners with the new dark blue cars. June/July 1988 sawyersbay.jpg

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