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Ludicrous Speed engaged along Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch to give the Boy Racers a run for their money..
Thurs July 16 is crappy in Chch so I head to Cass, hoping upon hope that there might be a brief break in the drizzle and clouds somewhere. Anywhere. Even if the weather stays miserable, which is highly likely, Cass is a more scenic place to be miserable in than Chch even if you can't see the scenery. However descending down some twisties into a valley about 5 km out of Springfield, the drizzly fog magically clears in what seems like seconds to reveal a crystal clear day and loads of snow on the mountains. I'm in heaven even before I get to my destination.
And to think people actually live in the North Island and in other countries...
842 dragged east by a RooPoo and a Kaleidoscope
DB caught on the hop after a superquick crossing at Cragieburn - 5212 5241 wheel down the bank on 835. I'll take a two of a kind Greenies over a mixed pair of nothing anyday. And from a less superficial standpoint, the 3300 hp recabbed ones ones certainly pull well on the hills and are quiet, clean, dry and draftproof inside.
Old-favourite short-distance swimmer DX 5195 and less aqua-tested 5258 on 849 with Colin Kemp in charge
After a few hours of standing around in the cold, the sun angle gets as good as its going to get to snap train 837with DXs 5264 & 5431
And in Pano-vision (459K file)
The Tranz returns home as the mist steams in dramatically from the east. She will cross 841 at Cragieburn.
5385 and 5454 again at the ever popular over-the-top spot