"Milly, ya poser!" joshes a bloke loading containers onto a train as KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller mugs for our cameraman.

A big man with a big vision for the state-owned railway, Miller worked with a lot of these guys. Came through the ranks. Started with Mainfreight, where he was a golden boy.

In and out of the railways and trucking — sorry, "multi-modal transport", think shipping and air freight too — all his working life, including top jobs in New Zealand for Toll Holdings. That was the Australian outfit that bought the railway a decade after it was privatised

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