Saturday, 14 August 2010

Waiau Branch : Weka Pass - 3S


Herberts Crossing is just north of the old viaduct site and this view would have looked directly onto it before 1936. The height of the embankment on the road side is considerably less than on the right side. As the road climbs to the level of the track around the curve to the left, the grade was evidently eased by building the new road at a somewhat higher level. This photo was taken in 1991, at which time trains were not operating on this section of track.