Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Once upon a time...

Once upon a time I lived in Auckland. After 7 years I left with a wife, young son, a dog, two cats and a goldfish. Thats about it.
One of the good things about the place was the number of trains you could catch. Mainly subbies but even they were interesting for country boy. Other good things included Dennys pancakes at 4 am and the Waitakeres. Which reminds me, should do a station file on Waitakere station.
Heres a selection of shots taken between 2004 and 2007.

A MAXX ADC/ADL diesel multiple unit (DMU) cruises around the curve at the Parnell Baths. 12/01/05.

A ADB/ADK DMU in the old Tranz Metro livery waits at Morningside for its next service. A ADC/ADL DMU also waits in the background. Both units were based here for the day as the line towards Auckland was closed for duplication work. 19/04/04.

MAXX DC 4369 at rest in a Papakura siding awaiting its next trip back into the city. 08/11/05.


A ADB/ADK DMU in the old Tranz Metro livery pauses at Newmarket before continuing its journey south on the Southern Line. 21/11/05.

A ADC/ADL DMU stops at Orakei station on the Eastern Line. The skytower can be seen in the background. 24/03/07.

Two sets of Silver Fern railcars lead by RM 24 arrive at Newmarket with morning express service from Pukekohe. 21/11/05.
Railfans luck? A city bound ADC/ADL crosses a Papakura bound SD/SA/DC push me / pull me set at the Parnell Baths. 13/10/05.


SD 3197 leads a push me / pull me set into Newmarket. 21/11/05.


A ADB/ADK DMU leaves the causeway behind as it approaches Parnell Baths and its destination of Britomart. 13/10/05.

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