Blenheim Riverside Railway

Blenheim Riverside Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Blenheim Riverside Railway is a narrow gauge heritage railway located in Blenheim, New Zealand and runs down the Taylor River which winds its way through the middle of the town. It is operated by the all-volunteer Blenheim Riverside Railway Society. The Railway was founded in 1985 by the Marlborough Historical Society, and two years later track laying commenced. In 1988 motor trolleys started running to Chinaman's Creek Crossing. Four carriages were built in 1989/90 with parts from the Lake Grassmere salt collection railway, and the A & G Price locomotive was restored and put into service. Also in 1989 the line was finished to Fulton Station from Chinaman's Creek Crossing, reaching the 4.5 km mark. The railway officially opened on Labour Weekend 1990. The first station resembled a lemonade stall, and the platform was only sleepers laid next to the track. In 1995 Beaver Station was constructed, with an extension of track from the workshop requiring a cutting and embankment with a steep gradient. Previously, the railway was seen to have a negative impact on the park. In 1997 the locomotive "Murray" was restored to operational condition. In 2005 the track was extended to the curreshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135883364
  • 9786135883367