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Photos appear here each day from the Diaries of the Rail Safety - more sustainable journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand field trip in 2019.
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Shelley and Dave talk to Paerata School during the last web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
Stations, trains and locomotives all have cameras on them and are monitored at the service centre. Image: LEARNZ.
Inside a metlink train you can see security cameras attached to the ceiling. Why do you think it is important to have these cameras? Image: LEARNZ.
At train stations there are phones that people can use in an emergency. These phones go through to the service centre where a response can be coordinated. Image: LEARNZ.
Malia and Shelley talk about sustainable transport options outside the Wellington train station. Image: LEARNZ.
Ledanian, Mexi, Shelley, Van and Rose talk about how to stay safe at a level crossing. Image: LEARNZ.
Students from St Theresa's School in Featherston model good practices at a level crossing. Image: LEARNZ.
It is easier to travel by train through the 8 kilometre Remutaka Rail tunnel than it is to drive over the winding Remutaka Hill Road. Image: LEARNZ.
Shelley and Tony talk to Ranui School during the web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
This is the Wellington mechanical depot where locomotives are re-fuelled, checked and repaired. Image: LEARNZ.
This locomotive is having its 18,000 kilometre check. Image: LEARNZ.
John shows you the sand box on a locomotive. What is this sand used for? Image: LEARNZ.
This is the tracklog on a locomotive. It is used to record information about how the locomotive is driven and how it operates. What would this information be used for? Image: LEARNZ.
This interislander ferry is able to carry rail freight. Image: LEARNZ.
This remotely operated locomotive is used to shunt wagons on and off the ferry. Why do you think it is remotely operated? Image: LEARNZ.
Inside the ferry groups of wagons are unloaded using a remotely controlled shunting locomotive. Image: LEARNZ.
This level crossing in Tawa has gates that automatically close to stop people from crossing when a train is approaching. What other safety features does this crossing have? Image: LEARNZ.
Emma and Shelley talk to students from Kingsford Primary School during the first web conference. Image: LEARNZ.
Wellington has an electric passenger train service which operates on four different lines across the city. How many people travel by train each day in Wellington? Image: LEARNZ.
Emma shows Shelley and the ambassadors a passenger train carriage. How many people do you think a carriage like this could safely carry? Image: LEARNZ.
Kelly is a train controller and she showed you how all trains are controlled from Wellington by computer. Image: LEARNZ.
The ambassadors check out the old switch room where points are changed manually to change the tracks trains travel on. Image: LEARNZ.
This photo shows a set of points where tracks can be moved to direct a train on to a different track. Image: LEARNZ.
Marty shows Shelley and the ambassadors around the cab of an electric train. What do you think are some of the challenges train drivers face? Image: LEARNZ.
Simon shows you how a train simulator works and how it can be used to help train new drivers. Image: LEARNZ.
You enjoyed a ride in the train out to Johnsonville and could see how tunnels and tracks had been built to overcome the steep terrain. Image: LEARNZ.
The train stops at Johnsonville Station before heading back to Wellington City. Why do you think the train does not need to turn around to make the return trip? Image: LEARNZ.
The wild weather over the weekend left a fresh layer of snow on the hills north of Dunedin. Image: LEARNZ.
Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, the Southern Alps looked spectacular smothered in snow. LEARNZ.
Cloud drifted in as you flew north over the Kaikōura Ranges. Image: LEARNZ.
It was a wet day to explore Wellington today. Image: LEARNZ.
Te Papa museum is a fantastic place to visit, especially when it's raining. Image: LEARNZ.
A stroll around the waterfront gave you a great view of the city and a chance to see some local art. Image: LEARNZ.
No trip to the capital city is complete without a look around the Parliament Buildings. Image: LEARNZ.
Tomorrow you will start the day at Wellington's Central Railway Station. Image: LEARNZ.