Could DXC's be given names after mountains in New Zealand since they work the Midland Line.
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From: Colby James
Hi me again just like to ask a simple question well it's regardless of the DXC class that run the Midland Line on Coal Trains they're hard workers that would be phased out in 2022 and 2023,
But cut to the chase I have been thinking about giving them names after Mountains in New Zealand or Peaks etc. only becasue they would be important to the NZ nations and I think it's wise to give DXC's both names after Mountains, here's my list that should be named.
*Dx 2602 / Dxc 5039 'Southern Alps'
*Dx 2615 / Dxc 5172 'Aoraki / Mount Cook'
*Dx 2616 / Dxc 5189 'Mount Taranaki'
*Dx 2617 / Dxc 5195 'Mount Ruapehu'
*Dx 2618 / Dxc 5206 'Mount Tongariro'
*Dx 2619 / Dxc 5212 'Mount Ngauruhoe'
*Dx 2620 / Dxc 5229 'Mount Aspiring / Tititea'
*Dx 2622 / Dxc 5241 'Mitre Peak'
*Dx 2623 / Dxc 5258 'Mount Tasman'
*Dx 2624 / Dxc 5264 'Mount Hutt'
*Dx 2625 / Dxc 5270 'Mount Tarawera'
*Dx 2626 / Dxc 5287 'Ben Lomond'
*Dx 2627 / Dxc 5293 'Walter Peak'
*Dx 2628 / Dxc 5304 'Mount Tutoko'
*Dx 2629 / Dxc 5310 'Mount Owen'
*Dx 2630 / Dxc 5327 'Whakaari / White Island'
*Dx 2631 / Dxc 5333 'Roys Peak'
*Dx 2632 / Dxc 5356 'Mount Rolleston'
*Dx 2634 / Dxc 5379 'Mount Peel'
*Dx 2635 / Dxc 5385 'Putauaki'
*Dx 2636 / Dxc 5391 'Mount Tauhara'
*Dx 2637 / Dxc 5402 'Malte Brun'
*Dx 2638 / Dxc 5419 'Mount Manganui'
*Dx 2640 / Dxc 5425 'Mount Sefton'
*Dx 2641 / Dxc 5431 'Cecil Peak'
*Dx 2643 / Dxc 5454 'Mount Pirongia'
*Dx 2644 / Dxc 5460 'Mount Ollivier'
*Dx 2645 / Dxc 5477 'Spenser Mountains'
*Dx 2646 / Dxc 5483 'Mount Hikurangi'
*Dx 2647 / Dxc 5500 'Mount Lyndon'
*Dx 2648 / Dxc 5517 'Mount Vancouver'
*Dx 2603 (once Dx 5045 now reclassified as) Dxc 5520 'Mount Franklin'
The reason is several of these are important to our nation and that would be a good idea to name them after the Mountains, Peaks, etc, and it's wise to give them both names if they're both hard workers on the Midland Line.
I am only saying this because it would be a lovely idea to do so and I think it's wise.
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