Sunday, January 31, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Rockport, Maine's 2.5-mile (4 km) long Rockport Railroad hauled limestone from the quarry to the lime kilns at the harbor for 10 years. This loco is mounted as a monument.
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Hamilton’s new transport hub will be filled with buses and commuter bustle come February.
A blessing ceremony was held at the Rotokauri Transport Hub on Friday ahead of its opening early next week.
The hub will have 180 bus movements from day one, quickly ramping up to 400 bus movements daily.
The site will also serve as one of two city locations where rail passengers can jump on or off the Hamilton-Auckland passenger service. The Te Huia rail service is expected to be launched between mid-March and April.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Although Gore is a provincial town, this could almost be a city station and in fact Gore was once a busy railway junction; as well as the Main South Line, the Waimea Plains Railway ran west to connect with the Kingston Branch in Lumsden. This NZR publicity view looks northbound, with the famous Creamota factory in the right distance. For more, see our books.
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A 4-6-2 type Alco-built series 12ª ex-Ferrocarril Santa Fe (province), then Ferrocarril General Belgrano, between Buenos Aires and Rosario. They were acquired in two batches: 20 in 1919 and 10 in 1921. With a low axle weight of only 10 tons they could be used on lightly built track. More (John Kirchner pic)
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Monday, January 25, 2021
The (metre-gauge) system went under the name Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR) at that time. In 1948 it was changed to Malayan Railway Administration (MRA) and then to the current name of Keretapi Tanah Melayu in 1962 following independence from Britain in 1957.
This imagery was clearly intended to appeal to affluent Europeans and Brits in particular.
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Sunday, January 24, 2021
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It could be an original Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company passenger car which were clerestory roofed. The station building is the original WMR's 20 x 10 foot “shelter shed” built in 1886. This was a flag station, meaning it was not a timetabled stop -- passengers wanting to get off there had to let the train guard know by the previous timetabled station(s).
The line was electrified through here circa 1940 and upon opening of the Wellington to Paekakariki electrification, steam-hauled trains became rare.
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