Midland Line [2D]: Rolleston-Arthurs Pass 4: Rolleston-Otira Minor Stations 1

Today we are having a look at the minor stations between Rolleston and Springfield. 

First up, Sandy Knolls, the first station out of Rolleston. The current
images from 2015 compared with the historical view from 1961.

 Aylesbury, with the comparison 2015/1965.

Kirwee 2015/1965.

Racecourse Hill 2015/1965.

Sheffield 2015/1965. Sheffield was a junction until 1930 when the Oxford Branch extension was closed back to Oxford. Whilst it can be reasonably inferred there was a ballast pit at Waddington the exact location and the existence of a railway siding is difficult to confirm from historical aerial photos and so the location shown in these maps is hypothetical, being based on a land corridor.

Annat 2015/1965.