Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Waiau Branch – 3B


A Colin Duthie scene of a train passing the well known landmark of Frog Rock. The train passes through a cutting behind Frog Rock which is hewn from solid rock. Frog Rock was the location where the body of a murder victim was found sometime in the early 1980s. The Weka Pass Railway established a small platform there and it has often been used as a stopping place for trains, due to its easy access from the road. The train shown is operated by DJ and DG class locomotives and was the last official train to operate on the line on the day it closed in 1978, although trains continued to operate daily for several months to clear out the contracted logging traffic.