Gisborne Airport: Where Train Tracks Cross the Runway

If you're taking a plane or train, you'd better time your travel precisely. The airport at Gisborne, New Zealand has train tracks crossing the runway. Carolyn in Aotearoa, who took the above photo, describes her ride on the train:

One of the more interesting aspects of the Napier-Gisborne railway line is when the line passes directly on top of the Gisborne Airport runway; trains have to stop and seek clearance from the air traffic control tower to cross the runway and continue down the line. We were able to get permission to stop on the on the tarmac, so I have several photos of J 1211 sitting proudly in the middle of the blacktop... not exactly a common sight, a 1939 steam train in the middle of an airport runway!

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