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Monday Mystery - where are we today?

David Parsons
 
Edited

Good morning everybody

Fancy a game of bull-rush next to a railway installation?

Can anyone steer the suggestions in the right direction?

Heifer go if you think you know.

I will seek to monitor answers during the day and put the full picture up late this afternoon when I get home.

regards

David Parsons


a Sunday topic: Cass

Wilson L
 
Edited

This week two photos of Cass from Malcolm Taylor. Likely they were taken by his father Arnold sometime between 1941 and 1945 when the family was based at Craigieburn. To me the Kb looks absolutely enormous compared to the wagons in its train. They really must have been the super power of their day.

Off Topic this week it's a look at Java again. When two steamers can't move a train what to do? In this case the answer was to get a third to help. The video was filmed in 2012 at Pagottan where the steam fleet was (and still is today) used to push loaded loris from the yard towards the unloading gantry. Keep an eye on the drivers and the effort they put in to open the regulators and then to keep them open. All three locos were built as 0-10-0T + T by Orenstein & Koppel in the early 1920s and converted to fireless in 2011 when their tenders were removed. There's a bit of wind noise and an annoying crossing alarm at times in this short video.....sorry about that.

https://youtu.be/3KNKbiw5SkY

Regards
Wilson


Re: JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Springfield Loco 53 years ago

Allan Neilson
 

A great photo..

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Saturday, 1 August 2020 9:12 am
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Springfield Loco
53 years ago

On Monday 31 July 1967, Kb968 take coal at Springfield Loco Depot.


Re: Mamaku Rail Tractor

Jenner, Ian
 

Thanks for the kind thoughts, Chris. I somehow think I must be a bit loopy to take on another project of this size but I will do my best. Hope to have the chassis & running gear delivered to the warehouse on Tuesday. I have now tracked down a Dodge cab, bonnet & grille of the right type for it so things are underway.
Ian Jenner


Circus elephants pull steam engine from Waipawa River at Waipawa ... ("Dominion Post):

Cran Julian
 

There was an interesting sentence in a story relating to Waipawa being one of NZ's oldest inland towns in which it was stated in 1909 circus elephants were used to
pull steam engine out of Waipawa River due to an incident - in today's "Dominion Post" (Sat 1st Aug 2020).

This particular subject was also feature of historical article by Michael Fowler at "Hawke's Bay Today" a couple years ago ... so maybe of interest:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11798172


Re: Last Train to Clyde April 1990 and Last Train Poolburn Gorge area 1991 video

Robert M
 

There is also this silent movie of 2 x Ab's on the OCB. You might need to copy the link and paste into your browser.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yok8gppmrP4
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:43 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Cc: bhermann4469@...
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Last Train to Clyde April 1990 and Last Train Poolburn Gorge area 1991 video

A couple of great videos - Allan Neilson's daughter Helen found these for us





<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOIlvVlNxU4&fbclid=IwAR0pE5mSS2FkuUjRWatN9U
58yscqOpqdUM9AvbjmCnMgkPozBRxYtKfNmLQ>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOIlvVlNxU4&fbclid=IwAR0pE5mSS2FkuUjRWatN9U5
8yscqOpqdUM9AvbjmCnMgkPozBRxYtKfNmLQ

If this link doesn't work try this "Tiny URL" link

https://tinyurl.com/y5q5rm7k



Another one following is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mefUBJR7vOk


Last Train to Clyde April 1990 and Last Train Poolburn Gorge area 1991 video

Steve W
 

A couple of great videos - Allan Neilson's daughter Helen found these for us





<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOIlvVlNxU4&fbclid=IwAR0pE5mSS2FkuUjRWatN9U
58yscqOpqdUM9AvbjmCnMgkPozBRxYtKfNmLQ>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOIlvVlNxU4&fbclid=IwAR0pE5mSS2FkuUjRWatN9U5
8yscqOpqdUM9AvbjmCnMgkPozBRxYtKfNmLQ

If this link doesn't work try this "Tiny URL" link

https://tinyurl.com/y5q5rm7k



Another one following is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mefUBJR7vOk


Re: JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Springfield Loco 53 years ago

Robert M
 

They are great photos Trevor.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor & Jenny Cheer
Sent: Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:11 AM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Springfield Loco 53 years ago

On Monday 31 July 1967, Kb968 take coal at Springfield Loco Depot.


Re: Non-KR firm want to run a sleeper train on the NIMT

Daniel Palenski
 

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 05:17 PM, Steve W wrote:


Sleeper train at about $1000 a ticket P/P one would suggest at a guess?



TranzDev, which operates Aucklands commuter trains, has put its hand up as a
potential provider of a sleeper service to Wellington - link follows





https://tinyurl.com/y2zwc2b3



Steve W

To quote the stuff article

In order to get the service up and running, Transdev would want some form of government funding for a one year trial to test the market


JM Creber photo for last Saturday: Turangarere 58 Years ago

Trevor & Jenny Cheer
 
Edited

Seems that I forgot to add last Saturday's JM Creber pic.



Here's Ka950 heading north through Turangarere on Friday 20 July 1962, with
456 Taihape to Taumarunui goods.


JM Creber Photo for Saturday: Springfield Loco 53 years ago

Trevor & Jenny Cheer
 
Edited

On Monday 31 July 1967, Kb968 takes coal at Springfield Loco Depot.


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

At last!! Yes it is Darfield with Ja1240 starting off on a cold morning 6th July 2014.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris S
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 11:51 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Darfield?

Chris S.


Re: Friday mystery

Chris S
 

Darfield?

Chris S.


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Not Cass or Cora Lynn.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: R.H. MIDDLETON via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 9:32 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Or Cora Lynn

Ross


Re: Friday mystery

R.H. MIDDLETON
 

Or Cora Lynn

Ross


Re: Friday mystery

Malvern
 

Try Cass


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Wrong side of the tunnel Steve.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve W
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 5:01 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

How about the Otira Triangle, although it's hard to see such a burst of steam being possible

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 31 July 2020 2:37 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Not Arthurs Pass Malvern but you have the right line.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Malvern
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 3:52 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I'm guessing Arthur's Pass









--
Steve W


Non-KR firm want to run a sleeper train on the NIMT

Steve W
 

Sleeper train at about $1000 a ticket P/P one would suggest at a guess?



TranzDev, which operates Aucklands commuter trains, has put its hand up as a
potential provider of a sleeper service to Wellington - link follows





https://tinyurl.com/y2zwc2b3



Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Steve W
 

How about the Otira Triangle, although it's hard to see such a burst of steam being possible

Steve W

-----Original Message-----
From: nz-rail-geography@groups.io <nz-rail-geography@groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert M
Sent: Friday, 31 July 2020 2:37 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

Not Arthurs Pass Malvern but you have the right line.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Malvern
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 3:52 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I'm guessing Arthur's Pass









--
Steve W


Re: Friday mystery

Robert M
 

Not Arthurs Pass Malvern but you have the right line.
Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: Malvern
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 3:52 PM
To: nz-rail-geography@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nz-rail-geography] Friday mystery

I'm guessing Arthur's Pass