Two 1885 V class steam locomotives rescued; they've sat in a riverbed near Lumsden for more than 90 years. The first was hoisted out at the end of January 2020. The second (which the team initially thought they'd leave) was retrieved later, in February 2020. "In the wake of the First World War, the value... Continue Reading →
Yesterday as we drove home from Dunedin via Manuka Gorge I recalled some really interesting photos Nigel had taken from a side road in this area. I wondered aloud where that road is and Nigel immediately swerved to turn down the side-road right in front of us! So glad. This site is beautiful in autumn.... Continue Reading →
Where the town of Kelso was... is now just a long grassy flat with the old railway goods shed still standing in the field. This is my second post about Kelso, a town abandoned due to repeated flooding, with especially big floods occurring in 1978 and 1980. First post: Kelso - the Town that Was.... Continue Reading →
Some photos taken by me 'round Oamaru on Friday 24 July 2020. Oamaru, Waitaki District, New Zealand. 1. Native plant bursting through 'porthole' in steel fence (fence visible in photo 4). 2. My wonderful hot chocolate at Steam cafe. 3. Railway that crosses the main street, then curves round to the seafront. 4. Miniature streets... Continue Reading →
These are the last of our photos from the Taieri Gorge Rail trip that we did with Dunedin Railways on 29 December 2019. We travelled return from Dunedin Railway Station to Middlemarch. Middlemarch Railway Station. Tiny station at Sutton. We didn't stop at the little stations. Very cute station at Hindon. Gravel road seen from... Continue Reading →
This lovely railway-themed tile art adorns the floor of Dunedin Railway Station, New Zealand. I took these photos while waiting to board the Taieri Gorge rail trip on 29 Dec 2019. Also, some nice stained glass windows on the top gallery level in the same space. These railway-themed tile pictures border the outer edge of... Continue Reading →
Train travel often isn't an option in New Zealand but it's a treat when we get the opportunity. I've already done several posts about our Taieri Gorge Railway trip on 29 Dec 2019 from Dunedin to Middlemarch (return). Here's some photos that I took of the train itself while at Middlemarch Railway Station. Middlemarch, Dunedin,... Continue Reading →
Freshford was a station on the branch railway line from Riversdale to Waikaia. The line was opened 1909 and closed 1959. I took the photo this afternoon.
The Taieri Gorge Railway trip we did on 29 December 2019 was a return trip from Dunedin to Middlemarch, a country town way out on the outer edge of Dunedin and almost into Central Otago. We had 45 minutes at our disposal and had time to walk to a favourite cafe as well as take... Continue Reading →
Taieri Gorge Railway train ready for boarding at Dunedin Railway Station, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 29 Dec 2019.
Taieri Gorge Railway train at its destination in Middlemarch, New Zealand. The railway station building is on the other side of the train. Taken by Nigel 29 Dec 2019.