As part of the work of drawing the Waiau Branch, research was undertaken using Archives New Zealand files to locate and detail the branch’s 33 or more bridges. Les Dew’s book “The Great Northern” was also drawn upon as a source, although it contains some errors. For example, it states that there were 32 bridges… Continue reading Waiau Branch Bridges: Research Notes
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?