Category: Main South Line

  • NZRM Progress Report 2024-01-29: Volume 10, Volume 1, Volume 4

    Apologies for such a long time without an update but it is that time of year. At any rate after taking a break for a few weeks a lot of work has been happening on various aspects of the project. Webmaps are not getting a mention just now because there is still a lot of…

  • NZRM Progress Report 2023-12-21: Volume 10, Volume 12, Webmaps

    So work is still happening to prepare for a webmaps update, as previously flagged. This is running a bit behind because we are all so busy at this time of year, of course. As such, it may be into next year before the site is actually updated, but it will still be flagged as a…

  • NZRM Progress Report 2023-10-17A: Proposed Work Schedule To End of 2024

    After consideration the work schedule for the maps project from date to the end of next year is proposed as follows. The plan is to complete up to four volumes which are already well in hand and therefore only need a relatively small amount of work to complete. So all of these are in the…

  • NZRM Progress Report 2023-09-05: Main South Line, North Island Main Trunk, Webmaps

    Since the last update report, random work has been done on sections of the Main South Line (specifically Timaru Station Yard) and North Island Main Trunk (Ohakune-Horopito, Raetihi Branch and Marton, with a look as well at some of the stuff previously done for Mangaweka-Utiku). The focus on what is now being shared with Facebook…

  • NZRM Progress Report 2023-04-21: Midland Line, Oamaru Showgrounds, PNGL

    Work continues at Volume 9, Midland Line in particular in recent times. A large batch of nearly 160 aerial photos requested from Linz is being delivered at the moment and checked in for various details as they arrive. This will expand coverage of different parts of the Ross Branch, and the Midland Line between Moana…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – December 2022

    Here’s to the completion of another year of development of the New Zealand Rail Maps Project. This year has been unlike any other as it has seen a great many personal challenges to overcome which have produced delays and distractions throughout. Almost all of the year has been devoted to completion of Volume 11 of…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – September 2022

    During the month of September, progress on the NZRM project has been slower than expected. Nevertheless, the focus and work on Volume 11 is continuing. Mosaics are currently in production for the section of the MSL main line corridor for Oamaru to Palmerston along with all of the six branches in that section (Ngapara, Tokarahi,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…