Re: Mystery Photo Tuesday - John Wallers

Steve W

An excellent answer thanks Stewart - I found the story of the backshunt most

Steve W

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Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Photo Tuesday - John Wallers

Crossing Sarawia St on the climb to Newmarket.

Think 953 may be on its way to Te Rapa with a race train.

The track in the foreground is the stub of the line through the original
Parnell Tunnel.

It was used as a backshunt to propel rolling stock into the former NZR
workshops which the NZPO took over after the NZR shops moved to Otahuhu in
the late 1920s.

I remember talk a couple of years ago of making the original tunnel a bike

Has any thing happened on that front?


On 6/07/2020, at 8:04 AM, Steve W <stevewatts2018@...> wrote:

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