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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Wayne Laepple on January 25, 2018, 08:30:20 PM

Title: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
Post by: Wayne Laepple on January 25, 2018, 08:30:20 PM
A 42-inch gauge 4-8-2 in action. BIG narrow gauge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH3_xUxDSX0&
Title: Re: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
Post by: James Patten on January 25, 2018, 09:02:46 PM
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.
Title: Re: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
Post by: Wayne Laepple on January 26, 2018, 12:21:18 PM
But no open windows! What kind of steam trip is this?
Title: Re: Narrow gauge action in New Zealand on Jan. 21
Post by: John L Dobson on January 27, 2018, 05:31:54 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.