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Kaikoura, New Zealand

This class of loco was the last mainline diesel purchased by NZR and its successors. 20 arrived during the late '70's and were able to MU with English Electric loco's.

Two MU sockets are visible, one AAR, the other EE. Also 4 air pipes to connect to the EE loco's. 3 pipes is the standard in NZ for 26L brakes on US sourced loco's.
Hey Pedro,

Yep, a great place. When this was taken the building was a railway station. Now it is a Whaleway station. The start of the most popular whale watching area of New Zealand.

Kaikoura is now very much tourist dependant - this means an improvement in facilities over the past 30 years. An improvement of $'s for businesses too. Lots of seafood, particularly crayfish (lobster). Kai is Maori for food, Koura = crayfish.



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