Sunday, 17 February 2008

New Plymouth Deviations

"Exploring NZ's Ghost Railways" refers to a deviation of the main line in New Plymouth over 100 years ago. I have mapped the route through New Plymouth recently, but wasn't able to trace this line. However I have marked on the map below, in aqua colour, two apparent deviations of route. The first of these is at Smart Road station, where it appears that at one time the line may have run around the northern perimeter of the old yard site whereas it presently goes through the middle. Another location is marked further west - this could possibly have been linked with the old route which went through the city centre (referred to above).

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