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|
|DF 6104, DJ 3551 and DJ 3672 cross the bridge at Merton on 25/7/88.|
|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|
|Around June 1988, a Makareo bound empty 'stone train' prepares to depart Dunedin in the early hours of the morning.|
|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).|
|In May 1988 a northbound Southerner heads towards St Andrews. A rare case when the DF was not detached at Oamaru.|
|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|
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