As noted elsewhere, the Weka Pass Railway began the removal of all track beyond the Waikari road crossing in 1986, in various stages. These were:
March 1986: WPR decided to recover all track between the Hurunui River and Medbury. Commenced May 1986 and was completed August 1987.
November 1986: WPR decided to recover all track between Hawarden and Medbury. (The Hawarden backshunt had however been lifted in mid 1985) Work started late 1987 and was completed mid -1991. The Waitohi River bridge beams were not recovered until 1996.
October 1988: WPR decided to recover all track beyond Waikari crossing. Completed mid-1991 when the Waikari yard was lifted.
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