Hi Roy, sadly most of the railways here are no more. The Government sold them off, then the owners sold them for scrap!
There's one line which runs from Wellington to Auckland on the North Island, and some goods lines which contine south from Picton at the top of the South Island. And of course a handful of mass transit services in the biggest cities.
Down where I am, the closest railway is a tourist jaunt running out of the rather beautiful Dunedin station a few hours away. Actually I tell a small lie - there's also a steam train which does a tourist run of a few miles from Kingston at the other end of Lake Wakatipu.
It's called The Kingston Flyer
and I do have a couple of snaps, but they're not very good! I do however have some other railway shots from foreign lands, so I may be able to enter!
I think it's a great idea for a future assignment, although perhaps for December we should have a holiday theme. It doesn't have to be Christmas for those who don't observe it. Perhaps December Holidays?
What does everyone think?