Friday, March 2, 2012

NZ TranzAlpine

Days later I took the TranzAlpine across the country from Christchurch to Graymouth and back, over the Alps.  By mentioning my days working for the Alaska Railroad, I was able to wrangle a cab ride!

TranzAlpine cars (carriages) with big windows.

The open carriage.

My locomotive, one of two pulling us over the Alps.

My view out the front window.

The control stand.

Front window view.

Mark, the excellent driver.

Scenic Cass on the way to Arthur's Pass.

Lots of tunnels.

Handbrake on the open carriage car.

1 comment:

  1. Those train photos are great, hope to see them in your next train calendar.