After visiting the avocado orchard we headed into Auckland City. We'd decided to have a walk around Parnell ... quite a quaint part of the city with lovely old buildings and a pleasant atmosphere. Anyway, whilst in Parnell we heard the unmistakable sound of a steam engine. Mainline Steam were playing trains ... except these were big full size mainline steam locomotives ... not model trains. We had a great time looking around the facility.
|Mainline Steam's 4-8-4 J1211 "Gloria" outside their Parnell sheds.|
|"Gloria" at Mainline Steam in Parnell. Built 1939 in Glasgow.|
|Mainline Steam's Ja1267 in their Parnell sheds.|
|Mainline Steam, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Current Auckland locomotive and rolling stock climbing out of Auckland towards Newmarket through Parnell.|
|Somewhat futuristic interior or Auckland's Britomart railway station.|