Kauri has landed! DSA273 to be known as Kauri, has been kindly donated to BOIVRT by Fonterra arrived in beautiful, but chilly, weather in Kawakawa this morning.
She was hoisted up and off the low loader by a massive crane, and carefully placed on BOIVR tracks at about 10am.
What a beautiful loco!
Checks will be made, and our driver’s familiarised with Kauri’s controls and very soon she will be taking a turn at hauling our passenger trains.
Going up! Leaving the low loader Plaque going in the cab
Formal hand over of DSA273
by Tony Williams, Fonterra (centre)
to Sue Hamnett, Chair of BOIVR Trust, and
Frank Leadley, Chair of Northland Adventure Experience (NAX)
Frits Schouten, BOIVR Diesel Supervisor DSA225 and Ruby with new DSA273 Kauri
Kauri, at her new home Kawakawa Railway Station; Kauri’s Cab
Fonterra staff, BOIVR Trust and Volunteers happy that Kauri has arrived safely