Stratford-Okahukura line

by R. B. Alexander

Publisher: New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, Wanganui Branch in Aramoho, Wanganui

Written in English
Published: Pages: 16 Downloads: 744
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Statementcompiled by R.B. Alexander.
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LC ClassificationsMLCM 89/05416 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
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Open LibraryOL1820398M
LC Control Number89831800

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The decommissioned Stratford-Okahukura line covers some of the most isolated country in the North Island making it home to the tunnels, bridges and townships that time forgot. Words & Photos: Jason Burgess Along the oxidised rail tracks of the now-defunct Stratford-Okahukura Line, the crumpled countryside feels locked in an old-time :// Stratford-Okahukura Line to a basic standard.

c) Do any estimates exist on how much it would cost to reopen to the Stratford-Okahukura Line to higher standard such as NIMT (not including electrification) No.

d) If the Stratford-Okahukura line was reopened to a basic or high   The AGM of the Taranaki Flyer will discuss what action to take to prevent the closure of the Stratford Okahukura Line Peter Hancock: Taranaki Flyer Society Phone: 06 or 06 [email protected] Click on these links for NEWS, EVENTS and things TO BE ACTIONED specifically related the The Stratford-Okahukura Line /home/railways-under-threat/stratford-okahukura-line.

Experience a railway tour with a difference. In construction on the Stratford to Okahukura Railway Line began. Over a period of 32 years, 24 tunnels were carved using pick axes and shovels allowing the link from Stratford, the heart of the Taranaki region, to   Re-opening Stratford-Okahukura line priority for KiwiRail CEO.

By Gavin Evans. July 4 (BusinessDesk) - A $40 million project to reopen the mothballed Stratford to Okahukura rail line The mothballed Stratford to Ōkahukura rail line could be re-opened, according to KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller.

The km long line has been closed sincefollowing a serious Stratford to The Republic by RailCart. Discover the breath-taking landscapes and stories of the Okahukura-Stratford line by RailCart. Travel over 18 bridges and through 3 tunnels including the unique S shaped m Whangamomona Tunnel.

Travel on the largest bridge over the Patea River. Discover a redwood plantation, and TeWera pine forest. ;Visit an Organic Farm and sample local produce.    Stratford-Okahukura Line Mothballed. The place to discuss better transport for the North Island excluding Auckland and Wellington.

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Forum moderators reserve the right to restrict access in the event of offensive ?t=&start= The Ultimate Taumarunui to Stratford. Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire km from Okahukura to Stratford or Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay (additional to tour - see details below) in Whangamomona.

You’ll go through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements Stratford-Okahukura line book the A Taranaki SOL (Stratford-Okahukura line) working group will Stratford-Okahukura line book in the coming weeks to put forward a strong submission for restoration of the track, while also considering whether the region Construction of the Stratford-Okahukura railway line began from Stratford in and took more than three decades to complete.

The link was mothballed inthough you can still ride over it ?c_id=9&objectid=   Volumes of outward traffic on the Stratford-Okahukura line in clearly show the importance of rail to Central and East Taranaki during that period.

The figures inclu passengers, 29, cattle and calves,sheep and pigs, almost 5 million super feet of timber tons of other :// /home/projects/Threatened-Railways/stratford-okahukura/history.

The Stratford-Okahukura Line (SOL) is a secondary railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, between the Marton - New Plymouth Line and the North Island Main Trunk Railway, with 15 intermediate is km (89 mi) long through difficult country, with 24 tunnels, 91 bridges and a number of sections of 1 in 50 grade.

–Okahukura_Line. A $40 million project to reopen the mothballed Stratford to Okahukura rail line is a priority for new KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller.

The line, shut since a derailment inis the only alternative north-south rail link should the main trunk line through National Park ever be shut by a natural East Taranaki's mothballed railway line from Stratford through Whangamomona to Okahukura near Taumarunui will steam back to life as New Zealand's first self-drive rail cart tourist   Stratford–Okahukura route map.

Legend. MNPL–Okahukura_Line. Stratford Okahukura Line – key facts km long Opened between and by PWD by NZR Length (km) Stratford junction Toko - 9 August Toko Oruru (now Douglas) - 1 March Douglas Huiroa - 1 April Huiroa Te Wera - 20 June Te Wera Pohukura Stratford to The Republic by RailCart.

Day Tour - Stratford - Starting from $ per person. Discover the breath-taking landscapes and stories of the Okahukura-Stratford line by RailCart. Travel over 18 bridges and through 3 tunnels including the unique S shaped m Whangamomona Tunnel.

Travel on the largest bridge over the Patea Stratford - Okahukura Line Feasibility Report. Request sent to KiwiRail by Peter Hodkinson on J Awaiting classification. I've found a news article indicating that there were 3 feasibility reports into 3 lines which may be re-opened.

I also see another request by N Unplugged yet "still on the line", you travel the full kms of the Forgotten World Railway. Day 1 travel from Stratford to Whangamomona. Day 2 travel from Whangamomona to Okahukura. All 24 Tunnels & 98 Bridges, the ultimate experience.

alternative Stratford-Okahukura Line (SOL), Chief Executive Jim Quinn confirmed today. Eight Kilometres of railway sleepers at the northern end of the SOL between Matiere and Okahukura were damaged on Monday night as a result of a derailment. Currently, one return train a day uses the SOL to move ?t=   Okahukura and ran through remote country to Stratford, where it joined the Marton – New Plymouth Line.

Train travelled from Auckland to Taumarunui on the NIMT line and on the SOL from Okahukura towards Stratford. The kilometrage on the SOL was designated from Stratford at km to Okahukura at :// V   Explore the full km length of the Okahukura-Stratford Line.

Travel through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements along the line. 2 days of full immersion in the scenery, stories and history of the Forgotten World.

Stay   The Forgotten World Adventure began its life as the Stratford-Okahukura railway line (SOL). Its construction is significant in New Zealand and its rich history characterises the essence and spirit of the people who toiled in isolated and difficult conditions to develop the remote :// Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire km from Okahukura to Stratford or Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay (additional to tour) in Whangamomona.

You’ll go through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements along the line – Unplugged yet still ‘on the line’ as you travel the entire km from Okahukura to Stratford or Stratford to Okahukura with an overnight stay (additional to tour - see details below) in Whangamomona.

You’ll go through all 24 tunnels, cross all 98 bridges and see the remnants of the original settlements along the :// Enjoy the scenery of the changing rural landscapes including, forests and farms and get up close and personal with the local wildlife, while you travel the Okahukura-Stratford line between Whangamomona and Stratford.

Visit an organic farm with the opportunity to sample and buy locally made :// Train tickets from Stansted Airport to Stratford (London) can start from as little as £ when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day.

Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you :// Introduction. Inthe Stratford - Okahukura Line was completed, providing a rail link through northern Taranaki between the Marton - New Plymouth Line and the (SOL).html.

Article – BusinessDesk. Re-opening Stratford-Okahukura line priority for KiwiRail CEO. By Gavin Evans. July 4 (BusinessDesk) – A $40 million project to reopen the mothballed Stratford to Okahukura rail line is a priority for new KiwiRail chief executive Greg.

Buy a regular priced ticket and get one more ticket absolutely freeLikes, 11 Comments - Ollie Keesing (@nz_land_rover_adventures) on Instagram: “A few shots of the mothballed Stratford–Okahukura Line. An absolute feat of engineering. ”July 4 (BusinessDesk) – A $40 million project to reopen the mothballed Stratford to Okahukura rail line is a priority for new KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller.

The line, shut since a derailment inis the only alternative north-south rail link should the main trunk line through National Park ever be