Wab 794 to Ohakune 2005

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The 17th March 2005 was the first main exhursion to Ohakune.

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Coaling Wab794 Final top up of coal, before the Wab is sent out into the yard to wait for the Tranz Scenic drivers.
Maewa Wab 794 passing through Maewa. Note the cow in mid flight.
Climbing the Hill to Greatford Wab 794 about to start the big climb up to Greatford.
Marton Watering Stop A 10 minute stop at Marton for passengers and to top up the water tanks on the Wab. The water spray is well clear of the overhead wires.
Jimmy Jimmy Oliver, the driver from Feilding to Ohakune.
Rata Wab 794 passing through Rata, past the old Watties potato factory.
Hunterville Passenger stop at Hunterville.
Makohine Viaduct Passing over the Makohine Viaduct.
South Rangitikei River Viaduct Crossing the south Rangitikei River Viaduct.
Passengers Passengers enjoying the trip.
Taihape Service Taihape servicing stop.
Phil Teapot (Phil Wagner).
Servicing Wab794 Crew busy checking all the bolts are still tight and lubricating all the bearings.
Coaling Coaling Wab 794.
About to Depart Taihape Wab 794 ready to depart Taihape.
Climbing to Mataroa Tunnel The hard slog up to Mataroa tunnel.
Turangarere Curve Climbing the hill and around the Turangarere curve south of Hihitahi.
South of Waiouru Between Hihitahi and Waiouru.
Tangiwai Crossing Station Wab 794 zooming through the Tangiwai crossing station.
Departing Ohakune Station Departing Ohakune.
Departing Ohakune Departing Ohakune, with the lunch venue in the background.
Climbing to Hapuawhenua Viaduct Wab 794 climbing up to the Hapuawhenua Viaduct.
Crossing Hapuawhenua Viaduct Crossing the Hapuawhenua Viaduct.
Crossing Hapuawhenua Viaduct Crossing the Hapuawhenua Viaduct.
Old and New Hapuawhenua Viaduct The old Hapuawhenua Viaduct can be seen behind the train crossing the new viaduct.
Ohakune Turntable Wab 794 being turned at Ohakune.
Coaling at Ohakune Coaling Wab 794.
Ohakune Service Crew hard at work again servicing Wab 794 at Ohakune.
Tangiwai Wab 794 heading south through Tangiwai.
Climbing the Waiouru Bank Climbing the Waiouru Bank.
Taihape Service Taking water and grease at Taihape.
At Taihape Wab 794 stopped at Taihape.
At Hunterville Wab 794 stopped to let off passengers at Hunterville.
At Marton Letting passengers off at Marton.
Leaving Marton Departing Marton.
At Feilding Back in Feilding.
Wab794 At Rest Wab 794 back in the shed. Finished for the day.

Photos taken by Feilding Steam members Mike Higgie, Josh Robinson and Stan Jenkins.

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