I’ve been on a bit of a railway theme lately
so I’ve just revisited the photos that I took when I was
at Mainland Steam in Parnell on Sunday.
It’s the post before last.
Actually photos plural is an exaggeration.
There was only one other photo and this is it.
Now though, it is the one that interests me most.
There is an old adage that it brings to mind, if you want to make your
photo stronger, take a step forward.
There is definitely something going on for me in
amongst these pipes and wheels
and it is holding my attention.
That’s a good sign.
One most unusual feature with this engine is that the wheel
rims are painted white. They remind me of white wall tyres.

Mainland Steam Today


Today I visited a workshop in Parnell here in Auckland, only 5 minutes drive from
Queen St, an exRailway workshop at which engineers, all volunteers and calling themselves Mainland Steam save and restore classic railway engines. It’s a nonprofit
It was an open day and visitors were able to see some of the restorations
in progress.
What struck me was the sheer size and might of some of these engines.
I nearly used the word awesome.
In Cheshire Street, Parnell, it is open to the public, in fact,
my understanding is that Thursdays are a particularly good
day to go along.