Saturday, November 27, 2010

The next photo in the series of the coal train near Aickens

Further to the post on 21 November showing the coal train from the West Coast climbing the Otira River Valley just below Aickens, here is the next in the sequence, in fact the last in the sequence as you can see an enormous truck and trailer unit passing by on the road at the same time which blocked out the scenery - ironically fitting in view of what we have to say about big trucks clogging the roads nowadays. (Fortunately the ditch was dry!) Before the Otira Road Viaduct was opened in 1999 these types of truck&trailer units were banned from this road.

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