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Full-steam ahead for weekend events

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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.
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