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    Default Any Auckland train people here??

    Over the pst few weeks I sware that I hear occasionally a steam train whistle on the south line south of Otahuhu. My mother inlaw swares she has heard it and says it's a freight loco with a steam train wistle rather than the normal air horn.

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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    Didn't New Zealand government recall back those trains from the museum?

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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    Your not on Shirley Rd are you?

    I believe there is a steam train running around back and forth.
    I've heard it a couple of times.
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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    paulw,
    don't supposed Wes Harrison has moved into your area?

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    Aaaah... Wes Harrison. Wonder if he is still alive and trickin'

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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    Quote Originally Posted by bob_doe_nz View Post
    Your not on Shirley Rd are you?

    I believe there is a steam train running around back and forth.
    I've heard it a couple of times.
    Middlemore actually. And that may account for it. Who's train is it??
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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    My suggestion would be to call the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. They have an office in Onehunga. You might like to call them on 636 9361. I think they keep office hours.

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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    kenj,
    yes, still alive. In his 80's now.

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    Default Re: Any Auckland train people here??

    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    kenj,
    yes, still alive. In his 80's now.
    He was great. I loved his trick of driving through towns, (hundreds of miles from a railway track) playing his steam train passing by stuff through his tape amp and big speakers. Great stuff!! Used to wake up the natives.

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