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Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Wrong area Steve. Cran's second option is closest so far.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 6:09 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

How about Ward?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 10:42 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Not Wharanui or Lake Grassmere either.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry - I was thinking of the recent John Bates photo added by John Agnew not long ago - it was the station south of Dashwood Pass I was thinking of where such a thing might occur

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 10:09 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I don't recall them adding/detaching locomotives at Lake Grassmere - it wasn't a station locos were left at ...

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 12:05 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Apparently there was often an extra Dg added to a train between Lake Grassmere and Picton, I thought Spring Creek too initially - how about Wharanui?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:52 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert









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Steve W









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Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Your North Otago is closer than Northland Cran.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Cran Julian
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 6:16 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Was Northland or North Otago say!

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert


Future of the TranzAlpine up in the air

Steve W
 

It's hard to see this not going again once the Australasian bubble is
happening - Main problem is New South Wales and Victoria which are still
finding new cases unfortunately



https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/nz/300017486/coronavirus-future-
of-new-zealands-great-railway-journeys-up-in-the-air?fbclid=IwAR1D18Sgrk5cKg
7QxVmz6sd8qG-57GyzSqakoaJVUwSLDUGvDD8s4kB7AeU


Re: Friday mystery

Cran Julian
 

Was Northland or North Otago say!

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert


Re: Friday mystery

Steve W
 

How about Ward?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 10:42 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Not Wharanui or Lake Grassmere either.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry - I was thinking of the recent John Bates photo added by John Agnew not long ago - it was the station south of Dashwood Pass I was thinking of where such a thing might occur

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 10:09 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I don't recall them adding/detaching locomotives at Lake Grassmere - it wasn't a station locos were left at ...

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 12:05 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Apparently there was often an extra Dg added to a train between Lake Grassmere and Picton, I thought Spring Creek too initially - how about Wharanui?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:52 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert









--
Steve W









--
Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Not Wharanui or Lake Grassmere either.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:12 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry - I was thinking of the recent John Bates photo added by John Agnew not long ago - it was the station south of Dashwood Pass I was thinking of where such a thing might occur

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 10:09 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I don't recall them adding/detaching locomotives at Lake Grassmere - it wasn't a station locos were left at ...

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 12:05 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Apparently there was often an extra Dg added to a train between Lake Grassmere and Picton, I thought Spring Creek too initially - how about Wharanui?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:52 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert









--
Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Steve W
 

Sorry - I was thinking of the recent John Bates photo added by John Agnew not long ago - it was the station south of Dashwood Pass I was thinking of where such a thing might occur

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 10:09 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I don't recall them adding/detaching locomotives at Lake Grassmere - it wasn't a station locos were left at ...

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 12:05 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Apparently there was often an extra Dg added to a train between Lake Grassmere and Picton, I thought Spring Creek too initially - how about Wharanui?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:52 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert









--
Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Cran Julian
 

I don't recall them adding/detaching locomotives at Lake Grassmere - it wasn't a station locos were left at ...

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 12:05 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Apparently there was often an extra Dg added to a train between Lake Grassmere and Picton, I thought Spring Creek too initially - how about Wharanui?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:52 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert


Re: Friday mystery

Steve W
 

Apparently there was often an extra Dg added to a train between Lake Grassmere and Picton, I thought Spring Creek too initially - how about Wharanui?

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:52 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert













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Steve W


Re: Merit in exploring Commuter rail......from the Otago Daily Times

Steve W
 

Got a spare $billion? I'm afraid that's the likely ball park cost of a rail service as a 2nd line would need to be reinstalled so there's

1) Earthworks
2) New Stations
3) Signalling
4) Tunnel lowering as I think that the lines were slewed in the middle when Maxi containers were introduced
5) Blanket Bay 2nd line now a bikeway (major political battle)
6) Say rolling stock...

So it's hard to see anything happening but good that they're least considering it

Thanks for posting the news Wilson

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Wilson L
Sent: Thursday, 21 May 2020 9:15 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Merit in exploring Commuter rail......from the Otago Daily Times

https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial/merit-exploring-commuter-rail

Regards
Wilson






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Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Sorry, No.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 9:46 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert


Re: Friday mystery

Trevor & Jenny Cheer
 

Arriving at Spring Creek?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:41 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert


Friday mystery

Robert M
 
Edited

Where did I take this photo of the two Dg's?
Robert


Re: KiwiRail urged to make Wairoa-Gisborne rail decision ... ("Wairoa Star"):

Cran Julian
 

KiwiRail urged to make Wairoa-Gisborne decision ... ("Wairoa Star" - Thurs 21st May 2020)

While Wairoa awaits the resumption of a logging freight service from Wairoa to Napier Port, a groundswell of interest is revisiting the damaged line between Wairoa and Gisborne
has gained media attention.
The once busy Turanga ki Wairoa, Gisborne to Wairoa rail was mothballed by KiwiRail in December 2012 following a series of washouts following heavy rain and culvert damage in
the Beach Loop area, that autumn.
Wairoa post-settlement governance entity Tatau Tatau o Te Wairoa Trust chairman Leon Symes said they were watching developments and had previously met with BERL (Business
and Economic Research Ltd) to add a Tatau Tatau perspective along with a number of other Wairoa-based entities.
"We have had no further engagement from any organization including including central government, KiwiRail, or Trust Tairawhiti. Since a large percentage of this line resides within
our area of interest, we are quite keen to be involved in any discussion around its future potential use, whether that is to reinstate the line - which will need to be a unique arrangement
outside the current assumptions on who should lead that work - if it is to remain as a railway service."
"It is looking increasingly likely that if KiwiRail does not wish to utilize the line for it's gazette use, then it needs to start the process of de-investing itself of this asset, so that other
opportunities of this under-utilised asset can be realized for the region from locally-based groups who are invested in ensuring the region's potential is brought to the fore, and that we
have a more diverse and resilient local economy."

-ends-


Merit in exploring Commuter rail......from the Otago Daily Times

Wilson L
 


Double Ed's

Arthur De Maine
 
Edited

The NZR&LS double Ed trip Wellington to Upper Hutt. First photo is somewhere up the straight from Waterloo and the second is on the Pomare Bridge with all four pans up.

Arthur


Thursday's photo still some left

Malvern
 
Edited

Thursday's photo is of a bridge with still some left but not enough for a train to cross. This I think is Bridge 32 on the Kaihu (Donnelly's Crossing) Branch which Rusty Railers found on 24 Feb 2020. Thanks to the very friendly farmer who allowed us to explore quite a section of the branch which included this bridge, a decent size cutting and a large culvert.


Re: John Wallers Photos in high res 19-5-2020

Trevor & Jenny Cheer
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stewart Hall
Intrigued by the Dsc sitting (discreetly?) down the hill behind the train.
Was it there to help if one of the locos failed going up the hill? One Wab
could have hauled the other and the train by itself.
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I don't recall the Excursion having any problems. There was also a
photostop between Southdown and Penrose - not quite as steep, but I don't
remember any problem starting on that grade either.
It's may be just a shunt loco returning to town and there's a train full of
train spotters in the way.

TC


R.I.P. Ian Mitchell

Steve W
 

Sad news re- <https://www.facebook.com/ian.mitchell.142?fref=gs&__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARCc2Brmd-vOMgrjFP8GHZRIRSXDaurw5N8dDjfcy2Ys0jvwsV46vC0qHFML4eOfbhHuubv6PlCZ0FDw&dti=193328334152118&hc_location=group> Ian Mitchell : We've been advised by a posting on his personal page of his Ian's passing. Ian has been a regular and valued contributor of this group and our old Yahoo Group just about as long as they have existed. 😢



Steve W


Re: Mystery photo- Two trains

Tony Hurst
 
Edited

1295 it is, full photo attached.

Tony Hurst

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 14:30
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery photo- Two trains

Ok. How about Dbr 1239 or Dbr 1295 then ...

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Hurst
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 9:28 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery photo- Two trains

Yes Masterton in November 1986. 1267 was right, but the other one wasn't 1282. I'll leave it a bit until I put up the un-doctored version.

Tony Hurst

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 09:15
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery photo- Two trains

Masterton - the commuter train in yard is waiting for first commuter train of the morning to leave so it can take it's place at the platform - one week-day morning in 1980's, Train no' 805 and 801 respectively. Locos possibly Dbr's 1267 and 1282 - AL's 2021 or 2067 say!

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Hurst
Sent: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 8:57 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery photo- Two trains

Where, which and when?

Tony Hurst




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