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Re: Tuesday Mystery - a little loading bank

Malvern
 

Not far from the cement works


Re: NAL progress from the Wellsford base

R.H. MIDDLETON
 

Yes Steve, the initial reason for this work is to get export containers out of Northland onto rail, but the Marsden Point branch will also be extremely useful in diverting the logs from the far north off the roads and onto trains. And yes it may even be useful for trains from Dargaville to the port although I tend to think the distance may make that a very marginal operation.

For the moment I would only advocate moving the car import business north from Auckland. It takes up a lot of space for a port that can only expand onto more reclaimed land which is not a plus factor for those who love Auckland's harbour.

But whatever, the revitalization of the railway is a plus that whatever else you think of Winston, is good for the railway.

Ross

ps, the really difficult one will be to persuade the people of Gisbourne to give up their port so that railways in that region can be developed. I am not just thinking Napier to Gisbourne but also the Taneatua line and its possible extension to Opotili.


Tuesday Mystery - a little loading bank

Steve W
 
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Hi all - today's mystery photo may rely on your memory as much as anything
for you to name this site.



Steve W


Re: NAL progress from the Wellsford base

Steve W
 

Positive words Ross - don't forget that this action will include the new CT site at Otiria. Marsden Point branch building? There will be a number of factors as to whether it's built, one of which will be the re-election of Mr Winston (+ party) and whether the current government will be elected in it's own right thus not requiring other parties to form a coalition. Also getting the parties involved to agree on the moving of the Port of Auckland there which will involve a lot of manoeuvring by the parties involved.

A line to Marsden Point may also see the resumption of services on the Dargaville Branch. If thinking positively then there are hopes in many places. Who knows the effect on the world of the recession caused by the virus, due to action of the NZ government we have had the least problems. Who knows we may just start "printing money" like many governments in the world and get away with it too.

Steve W

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Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] NAL progress from the Wellsford base

Hopefully, all this work will be followed by construction of the branch line to Marsden Point.

Will the SOL be next for this treatment?

Ross






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Re: NAL progress from the Wellsford base

R.H. MIDDLETON
 

Hopefully, all this work will be followed by construction of the branch line to Marsden Point.

Will the SOL be next for this treatment?

Ross


NAL progress from the Wellsford base

Steve W
 

I've reverted to these shortened URLS to make sure you get the story.



Log loading ceased here in the last couple of years and jobs were lost



Steve W



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Re: Monday mystery - road and rail

Steve W
 

Was this a high tide or flood, I've been down here a few times since 1970 and it had me thinking!

I recall a story from the late Dave Lorrimer, the line had been lifted but the rails were in the road at the level crossings as were the "Stop" signs. The locals lived in fear of the local constable and stopped there religiously until the signs were removed

Steve W

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Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Monday mystery - road and rail

Say Cran, you're absolutely correct.

Full image attached and on the homepage

David P






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Re: Mixed on the SOL

Peter Ross
 

Interesting looking car, John Agnew, care to comment?

Peter

On 29/06/2020 11:18 am, Arthur De Maine wrote:
Three scanned B&W negs from a trip over the SOL on mixed Train No 555 with Da1532 28 September 1971. This from one of the very few notes I took.

As I was the only passenger and on a Free Pass I rode in the Guards Van with the Guard instead of the carriage.

Arthur






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Mixed on the SOL

Arthur De Maine
 
Edited

Three scanned B&W negs from a trip over the SOL on mixed Train No 555 with Da1532 28 September 1971. This from one of the very few notes I took.

As I was the only passenger and on a Free Pass I rode in the Guards Van with the Guard instead of the carriage.

Arthur


Re: Monday mystery - road and rail

David Parsons
 
Edited

Say Cran, you're absolutely correct.

Full image attached and on the homepage

David P


Re: Monday mystery - road and rail

Cran Julian
 

Say, former Little River Branch Line in vicinity of Lake Forsyth !!!

~Cran

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, 29 June 2020 6:52 AM
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Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Monday mystery - road and rail

Good morning everybody

Where did I pause on my journey to take this picture?

regards

David Parsons


Re: Monday mystery - road and rail

David Parsons
 

Not there Anthony

David P

On 29 June 2020 at 07:52 Anthony Hinton <@Kiwipom mailto:@Kiwipom > wrote:


I’m going to take a wild guess, somewhere along the old Moutohora Branch.

Looking at the photo I really need to get back to NZ and do some exploring.
Anthony

> > On 28 Jun 2020, at 19:51, David Parsons <tawaparsons@... mailto:tawaparsons@... > wrote:

Good morning everybody

Where did I pause on my journey to take this picture?

regards

David Parsons



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Re: Monday mystery - road and rail

Anthony Hinton
 

I’m going to take a wild guess, somewhere along the old Moutohora Branch.

Looking at the photo I really need to get back to NZ and do some exploring.
Anthony

On 28 Jun 2020, at 19:51, David Parsons <tawaparsons@...> wrote:

Good morning everybody

Where did I pause on my journey to take this picture?

regards

David Parsons



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Monday mystery - road and rail

David Parsons
 
Edited

Good morning everybody

Where did I pause on my journey to take this picture?

regards

David Parsons


Re: Arthur De Maine's Rolleston photo (1971):

Cran Julian
 
Edited

Rolleston's concrete block station building was opened on 17th March 1969 replacing a wooden structure destroyed by fire in February 1967.

Although the SIMT beyond Templeton became single-track in August 1991, Rolleston lost it's island-platform status a number of years earlier,
as 'down line' at Rolleston station was uplifted and double-track ended at northern-end of Rolleston station limits instead..

~Cran

From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Arthur De Maine
Sent: Sunday, 28 June 2020 2:34 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Rolleston

Started on scanning some of my old B&W negs, came across this one of Rolleston taken nearly 49 years ago. Rolleston an island station with a Goods Shed and a footbridge. Totally different scene now but still the old concrete block station shelter.
Ja1267 Christchurch - Timaru return excursion.

Arthur


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Rolleston

Arthur De Maine
 
Edited

Started on scanning some of my old B&W negs, came across this one of Rolleston taken nearly 49 years ago. Rolleston an island station with a Goods Shed and a footbridge. Totally different scene now but still the old concrete block station shelter.
Ja1267 Christchurch - Timaru return excursion.

Arthur


Re: Gisborne-Wairoa Rail: Opinion- KiwiRail CEO quotes 18-tonne axle weight fix costs yet Wairoa-Napier section repaired just 16-tonne fix - Rick Thorpe ... ("Gisborne Herald"):

Robert M
 

Very interesting reading, especially wanting 18 tonne axle loading. What were they going to do between Napier and Wairoa with only 16 tonne axle loading (maybe allowing for the crew to eat some of the oranges and apples from each wagon on the way).
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Cran Julian
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:15 PM
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Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Gisborne-Wairoa Rail: Opinion- KiwiRail CEO quotes 18-tonne axle weight fix costs yet Wairoa-Napier section repaired just 16-tonne fix - Rick Thorpe ... ("Gisborne Herald"):

A very interesting read, which in our opinion, confirms KiwiRail CEO Greg Miller's "over-pricing" compared to BERL report costings which KiwiRail oversaw with said rail restoration information ...


Gisborne-Wairoa Rail: Opinion- KiwiRail CEO quotes 18-tonne axle weight fix costs yet Wairoa-Napier section repaired just 16-tonne fix - Rick Thorpe ... ("Gisborne Herald"):

Cran Julian
 

A very interesting read, which in our opinion, confirms KiwiRail CEO Greg Miller's "over-pricing" compared to BERL report costings which KiwiRail oversaw with said rail restoration information ...


Re: JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Auckland 63 Years ago

Robert M
 

Lovely photo.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:13 AM
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Subject: [nz-rail-geography] JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Auckland 63 Years ago

In June 1957, Ww679 gets a top up of coal at Auckland Loco Depot.


JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Auckland 63 Years ago

Trevor & Jenny Cheer
 
Edited

In June 1957, Ww679 gets a top up of coal at Auckland Loco Depot.