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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Nice try - but you've gone too far south

Steve W

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From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:54 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

North end Clinton?
Robert






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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Robert M
 

North end Clinton?
Robert


Railway workers protest in Dunedin over mothballing of Taieri Gorge Railway ... ("Otago Daily Times"):

Cran Julian
 


Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Sorry - my fault I gave everyone mis - direction earlier, it's south of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 3:44 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Waimate?
Robert






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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Robert M
 

Waimate?
Robert


Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Closer - Head south!

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian McKenzie
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 3:28 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Pukeuri?
-Brian M.






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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Brian McKenzie
 

Pukeuri?
-Brian M.


Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Sorry - I seem to have lead you astray, this isn’t Canterbury

Steve W

On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 at 11:17 am, Peter Ross <peterr@...> wrote:

Tinwald?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:43 am, Steve W wrote:
I've found a photo of this loading bank in better days - this is a
heavily cropped photo courtesy Wilson Lythgoe(thank you)

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Steve W via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:33 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Not Rakaia - interestingly I have a lot of old photos of this station
and this particular area where this loading bank was found is hardly
covered in the photos.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:25 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this
structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction
in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On
Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its
location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Peter Ross
 

Tinwald?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:43 am, Steve W wrote:
I've found a photo of this loading bank in better days - this is a heavily cropped photo courtesy Wilson Lythgoe(thank you)

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:33 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Not Rakaia - interestingly I have a lot of old photos of this station and this particular area where this loading bank was found is hardly covered in the photos.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:25 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Tony Hurst
 

Washdyke?

Tony Hurst

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 10:43
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

I've found a photo of this loading bank in better days - this is a heavily cropped photo courtesy Wilson Lythgoe(thank you)

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:33 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Not Rakaia - interestingly I have a lot of old photos of this station and this particular area where this loading bank was found is hardly covered in the photos.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:25 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Robert M
 

Rolleston?
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:43 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

I've found a photo of this loading bank in better days - this is a heavily cropped photo courtesy Wilson Lythgoe(thank you)

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:33 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Not Rakaia - interestingly I have a lot of old photos of this station and this particular area where this loading bank was found is hardly covered in the photos.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:25 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 
Edited

I've found a photo of this loading bank in better days - this is a heavily cropped photo courtesy Wilson Lythgoe(thank you)

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve W via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:33 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Not Rakaia - interestingly I have a lot of old photos of this station and this particular area where this loading bank was found is hardly covered in the photos.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:25 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Not Rakaia - interestingly I have a lot of old photos of this station and this particular area where this loading bank was found is hardly covered in the photos.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 8:25 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Peter Ross
 

Rakaia?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 10:20 am, Steve W wrote:
Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Good try - it is on the SIMT but in the province of Canterbury

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Ross
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 7:58 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Peter Ross
 

Studholme?

Peter

On 2/06/2020 9:38 am, Steve W wrote:
Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross





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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 

Fair enough Ross - unfortunately the only photo I can find of this structure, however this is at a well known station that was once a junction in the South Island.

I was wondering if anybody recognised this before issuing clues.

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 2 June 2020 4:02 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross






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Re: Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

R.H. MIDDLETON
 

Given that there is so little in the shot to give a clue as to its location to get the ball rolling I'll say Rolleston.

Ross


Mystery Loading bank June 2 2020

Steve W
 
Edited

Greetings all - not the most spectacular rail shot I've ever taken but this
loading bank was shot at one of the more significant stations on the rail
system.



I can give clues as required



Steve W


Re: Rm 51 in Buller Gorge

Stephen Wright
 

Thanks Cran. Once again, great to have those details and associated memories.

Stephen

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io [mailto:nz-rail-geography@groups.io] On Behalf Of Cran Julian
Sent: Monday, 1 June 2020 12:43 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Rm 51 in Buller Gorge

Yeah - I travelled Stillwater-Westport line on 9th September 1967 - being last day of railcar services.
Travelling to Westport on 7.15am Greymouth-Westport service (810) worked by 'Rm'53 and returning on 2.50pm Westport-Greymouth service (813) that day with same railcar. Cronadun was usual railcar crossing place morning and afternoon with these railcar services.
The railcar which worked northbound afternoon 2.15pm service 812 (with 'Rm'57) that day returned 'empty' to Greymouth as repositioning run on 11th September 1967.

Those days you could see Buller River from railway many times in Buller Gorge, but being a rain forest there's lot of overgrowth blocking most of the river views from the train these days.

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Wright
Sent: Monday, 1 June 2020 11:57 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Rm 51 in Buller Gorge

In late December 2019 I posted a photo of Rm 51 in the Buller Gorge, outside Tunnel No. 4. I have since found out some info relating to that photo and the one attached. Richard Legge, who has done a lot of research into Vulcan railcars, was a big help and I also talked to the driver Jack Fentiman, now well into his eighties, who took both photos.

The photos appear to have been taken on Sunday 1 November 1970. The railcar was taking a group of Japanese railway engineers from Greymouth to Westport and they then went on to Ngakawau. The purpose of the trip was to assess whether the line was suitable for carrying Buller coal from Westport to Christchurch. The name 'Japan Transportation Consultants Inc.' appears on a memo issued at Greymouth on 22 October 1970.

The driver, Jack Fentiman, took both photos. He only went as far as Westport before returning to Greymouth by bus. A train advice dated 29 October has the return trip (G2) from Greymouth to Christchurch on Tuesday 3 November. Working backwards from that date, the Greymouth to Wesport leg is likely to have been Sunday, as Jack can remember no train crossings at all and the Japanese would have needed to inspect the track etc. at their leisure.

The guard is visible in the cab.

Vulcans in the gorge would be a rare sight in 1970, as passenger services to Westport had ceased in 1967.

Now there is a small mystery component to this photo. Can someone identify which bridge it is? The curve should narrow things down I would imagine.

Stephen