Following Mainline Steam's New Zealand excursion through the central North Island in October 2012. My first attempt at a proper video. Forgive me the handheld camera (Panasonic FZ200) in quite windy and then rainy conditions. Edited on the day more or less on my iPad with iMovie and Pinnacle Studio. You might also like Steam Train Chasing 2 vimeo.com/111143580
New Zealand has some very scenic railway and this is just bit of the central North Island. You will see a glimpse of snow covered Mount Ruapehu. In 1953 a lahar (volcanic debris flood) took out the bridge shown at Tangiwai causing our worst rail disaster. The Raurimu Spiral is a unique bit of railway engineering with a very tight climb.