The annual JAZZ train, roundtrip special train from Auckland to Hamilton, is a heaven for steam fans. New Zealand, next to Japan, the UK and Germany, are amongst the most enthusiastic and numerous railfan nations of the world. The Jazz Train is an excursion that carries passengers to an from an annual jazz music festival. The beautiful locomotive # Ja 1271 is the motive power. It is truly one of the most beautiful steam engines of the world that presently make trips.