Full-steam ahead for weekend events

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Full-steam ahead for weekend events

Postby David Benton » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:54 pm

Smoke and steam poured from valves and pipes, water slopped on to the track below, there was grease all about and it hissed, roared and grunted - and it could not have been in better shape.

It is Ja1271 - a steam locomotive which was the fourth to last one built in New Zealand in 1956 and which ran the rails of the land until the diesel locos eventually took over.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-to ... d=11207944
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