New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – November 2022

Work has continued at a renewed pace over the past month to move things along in the Project back to the speed of development which has been more typical prior to the last 12 months. This means there has been a lot of progress on the Otago Central maps which are nearing completion. However having… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – November 2022

New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – October 2022

During the month of October, steady progress has been made on the development of Volume 11 towards the intention of making that the next volume to be completed. Mosaic development is currently focused on the Otago Central Branch, now the Otago Central Rail Trail for the most part. This is an interesting aspect of map… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – October 2022

New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – September 2022

During the month of September, progress on the NZRM project has been slower than expected. Nevertheless, the focus and work on Volume 11 is continuing. Mosaics are currently in production for the section of the MSL main line corridor for Oamaru to Palmerston along with all of the six branches in that section (Ngapara, Tokarahi,… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – September 2022

Future Prospects For Taieri Gorge Railway: Middlemarch Based Rail Heritage?

As we all know, the Taieri Gorge Railway (the Otago Central Branch from Wingatui to Middlemarch) was saved for preservation by public fundraising with the addition of ratepayer funds from Dunedin City Council. The entire route is within the boundaries of Dunedin City since the local government restructuring of 1989 when smaller counties were amalgamated… Continue reading Future Prospects For Taieri Gorge Railway: Middlemarch Based Rail Heritage?