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Re: Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

David Parsons
 
Edited

Carisbrook it is Trevor.

A scan of a John Herbert slide.

David P

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 9:28 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Carisbrook?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Parsons
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:08 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Good morning all.

Hopefully the earth has stopped shaking in your part of the world.

The mystery is simple (and probably easy) - what is missing from the foreground?

David p

Re: Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Trevor & Jenny Cheer
 

Carisbrook?

TC

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Parsons
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:08 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Good morning all.

Hopefully the earth has stopped shaking in your part of the world.

The mystery is simple (and probably easy) - what is missing from the foreground?

David p

Re: Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

David Parsons
 

No, not seawater.
David P

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert M
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 9:07 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Sea water?
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: David Parsons
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:07 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Good morning all.

Hopefully the earth has stopped shaking in your part of the world.

The mystery is simple (and probably easy) - what is missing from the
foreground?

David p

Re: Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Robert M
 

Sea water?
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: David Parsons
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:07 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

Good morning all.

Hopefully the earth has stopped shaking in your part of the world.

The mystery is simple (and probably easy) - what is missing from the foreground?

David p

Monday Mystery 25 May 2020

David Parsons
 
Edited

Good morning all.

Hopefully the earth has stopped shaking in your part of the world.

The mystery is simple (and probably easy) - what is missing from the foreground?

David p

Plans to restart Taranaki train tours once distancing rules end

Steve W
 

<https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/300018823/plans-to-restart
-taranaki-train-tours-once-distancing-rules-end?fbclid=IwAR0nSR21zXq4QOHnAnz
apgSfjeG30Ic6I3O0fNfAjngxxJTlkVUCTWTKPnw>
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/300018823/plans-to-restart-
taranaki-train-tours-once-distancing-rules-end?fbclid=IwAR0nSR21zXq4QOHnAnza
pgSfjeG30Ic6I3O0fNfAjngxxJTlkVUCTWTKPnw



The demand for train trips in Taranaki remained strong in spite of it not
being possible while social distancing restrictions remain in place, an
Auckland travel agent says.

For the past six years Pukekohe Travel have organised week long train
excursions from Auckland to New Plymouth for up to 90 passengers.

Passengers board at Auckland, Hamilton or several suburban stations on the
main trunk line to Taumarunui, where they exchange rail for road and bus to
New Plymouth on the Forgotten World Highway.

After four days and three nights visiting attractions around, Taranaki the
group board the train back to Auckland via Palmerston North, staying a night
at National Park on the return journey.

The $2375 total cost included travel, accommodation, meals and guided tours.

Pukekohe Travel co-owner Damien O'Connor said the annual excursions in
September had always been popular.

"They have always been a lot of fun and people can socialise and relax," he
said.

"We are as keen as mustard to get the rail trip up and running again but it
is extremely difficult for us with Covid-19 restrictions happening to plan
anything.

"The restrictions on social distancing make it impossible for any train
travel during alert level 2."

The rail tours also include separate excursions to the Chateau Tongariro and
Kapiti Island, and the Forgotten World Highway using rail carts.

"Covid 19 has stopped everything but there was still an appetite for rail
travel to Taranaki," O'Connor said.

"If we can do it again in September we will."

KiwiRail has no plans for expanding train travel in the present
circumstances and are not running the company's centre piece Great Journey's
of New Zealand with the TranzAlpine, or Coastal Pacific.

KiwiRail Group chief executive Greg Miller said the company's current focus
was on options for its existing services.

"The only new passenger service currently being developed is a commuter
service between Hamilton and Auckland, due to commence later this year," he
said.

"KiwiRail is keenly interested in running commercially viable rail services
that connect customers to experiences, but It is not currently investigating
any other scenic services."



STUFF/SIMON O'CONNOR

New Plymouth's waterfront is a popular attraction for train tourists.

Re: Sad news for Ashburton

Andrew Gibson
 

Is traffic still handled in the main yard?

Re: Test email

Bob Armstrong
 

Works fine for me too. Thanks, Wilson

Bob A
Hamilton

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Sunday, 24 May 2020 8:56 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Test email

Link works fine Wilson.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilson L
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:41 AM
To: Wilson Lythgoe
Cc: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Test email

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120221889/westports-sleeping-giant--a-town-with-a-century-to-move-away-from-the-buller-river

Regards
Wilson

Re: Test email

Robert M
 

Link works fine Wilson.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Wilson L
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:41 AM
To: Wilson Lythgoe
Cc: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Test email

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/120221889/westports-sleeping-giant--a-town-with-a-century-to-move-away-from-the-buller-river

Regards
Wilson

a Sunday topic: two clean diesels

Wilson L
 
Edited

A couple of weeks ago, after the group helped me ID the location of a creek in the Bay of Plenty, Steve commented 'I think I need to see the optometrist - 2 clean locos on this line???'. Here's another three photos of the two Di's from that afternoon......they do look good in the afternoon sun, don't they?

The first photo is coming off the Tauranga Harbour bridge, then just north of Apata where the recently begun Kaimai deviation earthworks were and finally entering Waihi.

Regards
Wilson

Re: Order for new Wairarapa commuter trains mooted ... ("Wairarapa Times-Age"):

Peter Ross
 

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Order for new Wairarapa commuter trains mooted ... ("Wairarapa Times-Age"):

Cran Julian
 

Re: Sad news for Ashburton

Robert M
 

Ashburton?
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:03 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Sad news for Ashburton

Hi all - the Dsc shunter has been removed from Timaru on Friday. This news
from David Oakley.



The loco was only being used for the malt siding which gives rail about 5 to
6 wagons a day. There are at least 2 private sidings at Ashburton - the malt
siding is the only one in use



Steve W

Sad news for Ashburton

Steve W
 
Edited

Hi all - the Dsc shunter has been removed from Timaru on Friday. This news
from David Oakley.



The loco was only being used for the malt siding which gives rail about 5 to
6 wagons a day. There are at least 2 private sidings at Ashburton - the malt
siding is the only one in use



Steve W

Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 
Edited

There is only one Palmerston and that is in Otago. You are correct as to the location. Well done. Original attached. The rails on the left went to the goods shed at the south end of the yard west side of the main before it was relocated to its present position about 1980.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Cran Julian
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 7:24 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Say, Palmerston (Sth) at south-end!

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:17 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

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

Re: Friday mystery

Cran Julian
 

Say, Palmerston (Sth) at south-end!

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 22 May 2020 7:17 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

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

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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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