New Zealand

There are two passenger routes on the South Island of New Zealand: the cross-country 'TranzAlpine', which runs between Christchurch and Greymouth, and the 'TranzCoastal' which runs up the east coast from Christchurch to Picton, where it connects with the ferry to Wellington. The northbound 'TranzCoastal' is seen here pausing at Kaikoura, on 9 March 2005.
The Wellington suburban rail network is mostly electrified at 1500V d.c. Some of the rolling stock is quite ancient, such as this DM class unit built by English Electric in about 1950. It is pictured here waiting to depart from Wellington with the 17.27 to Melling, on 9 March 2005.
The central part (Palmerston North to Hamilton) of the North Island Main Trunk is electrified at 25kV. This is Brush Bo-Bo-Bo electric loco 30249 at Taumarunui on 10 March 2005, at the head of the Wellington - Auckland 'Overlander'.
Despite being a larger city, Auckland has a smaller suburban network than Wellington, and it is entirely diesel-operated. Cars 684 and 774 wait to leave Papakura with the 15.48 to Auckland Britomart via Glen Innes, on 11 March 2005.
TranzRail diesel 4110 heads the 17.33 to Masterton at Wellington on 9 March 2005

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