New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – August 2022

During the month of August, work has been carried out on Volumes 9 (Midland Line) and 11 (Main South Line), the former in order to inform a field trip planned into the area late this year or early next year; and the latter to push ahead with the completion of this volume. In fact, in… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – August 2022

New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – July 2022

July 2022 has seen steady if somewhat slow ongoing progress on the rail maps project. As in the previous month, the focus shifted to general maps of Christchurch City. However, some work has been done on the rail maps, most notably for Rolleston and Springfield. This took quite a lot of work to complete but… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – July 2022

Rolleston’s Stations

Rolleston is a junction station where the Midland Line to Greymouth branches off from the Main South Line that runs south from Lyttelton to Invercargill. The first station at Rolleston was part of the broad-gauge Great Southern Line, built by Canterbury Provincial Railways, and opened in 1866. It was situated within the triangle formed by… Continue reading Rolleston’s Stations

New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – June 2022

During June, the rail maps project slowed down somewhat as resources were put into creating a series of historical maps for Christchurch City for the purposes of other allied blogs, including Transport Safety Blog and Christchurch Transport Blog. This work is ongoing at the time of writing this, but in the last week of the… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – June 2022