We finally have received our long awaited, brand new club locomotive 'Kiwirail DXR 8017'. This Petrol-Electric hauler was delivered today by the manufacturers 'Ikon Engineering' in Auckland, and had it's first ever laps around our tracks without (or with very little) public. As the crew got instructed on it's operation and each had a turn, we manged to snap some brilliant photos thanks to the wet, Autumn lighting for you to enjoy.
Again, this wouldn't have been possible without the incredible generosity and effort put in by the local community, and this is only here because of you guys. So thank you for what you've enabled us to do, now it's time for us to give back when it starts officially running next Sunday on Queens Birthday Weekend! We hope to see as many of you keen riders there.