Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Locomotive JA1250 “Diana” NZGR

An excerpt from Glenbrook Vintage Railway website “Locomotives and Rolling Stock”.

“A 4-8-2 “Mountain” class locomotive designed for main line service of the New Zealand Railways, a variant of the “J” class. Usually the coal-fired versions operated in the South Island, and the oil-fired ones in the North Island. Originally designed and built with streamline fairings, these were later discarded in favour of ease of maintenance.”

According to a brass plate on the side of the locomotive, “Diana” was built at the NZGR Hillside Workshop in 1949. This image was taken at an “operating day” at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Waiuku, New Zealand.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/10 sec, F 3.5, ISO 200, Sigma DC 18-200 lens at 18 mm


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