Kiwirail Announces Opening of Tunnel 21 Deviation

Today, 25 May 2021, Kiwirail has announced the opening of the deviation of the Main North Line at Tunnel 21 (Tar Barrel Tunnel) between Mirza and Wharanui. The part of the Main North Line between these locations was the historical Picton Section built in stages south from Picton between 1875 and 1915, and the railhead… Continue reading Kiwirail Announces Opening of Tunnel 21 Deviation

Tokarahi Branch

The Tokarahi Branch, which branched from the Ngapara Branch at Windsor, approximately 16 km inland from Oamaru, is one of those branches we know very little about historically. The information in the fourth edition of the Quail Atlas is inaccurate, omitting a certain amount of detail about the line, which is most probably due to… Continue reading Tokarahi Branch

Fairlie Branch Stations: NZRM Stations Site Plan

As you would have seen from yesterday’s post, some information on stations of the Fairlie Branch Line was posted as a proposed series of articles. It is time consuming to produce articles such as these, the main reason why they stopped coming out a while ago, and given that a separate Stations site is being… Continue reading Fairlie Branch Stations: NZRM Stations Site Plan