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Wayne Laepple

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Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:30:20 AM »
A 42-inch gauge 4-8-2 in action. BIG narrow gauge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH3_xUxDSX0&

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Re: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 01:02:46 AM »
Around the 1:30 mark looks a little like Top of Mountain.

Carriages are all labeled for "Mainline Steam"!  Guess they can't use them for anything else.

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Re: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 04:21:18 PM »
But no open windows! What kind of steam trip is this?
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 11:26:14 PM by Wayne Laepple »

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Re: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 09:31:54 PM »
The carriages could be one of the Tranz Alpine sets used on the cross-island main line from Christchurch to Greymouth. I certainly remember riding in an observation car like the one at the front when I rode the Tranz Alpine in 2001. Another thought is that the carriages might be some of the former British Railways (standard gauge) Mark 2 carriages sold to New Zealand in the '90s and converted to 3'6" gauge.
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