Thursday, 9 April 2015

Early NIMT Improvements Manawatu [1A]

Just a quick update to yesterday’s post with revised maps from new information.


An overall view of Kakariki with the woolscour plant site updated to its correct size and the siding redrawn, also Kakariki yard drawn in. There was a siding at the north end of the Kakariki yard. Possibly there were gravel pits there, but if so they are not in use today.


Closer view of Kakariki showing the extent of the loop and yard sidings as they were in 1975.


Getting north we have another ballast siding just off the bridge which crossed SH1, there is an extensive pit system still in use there by road access. In this photo you can also see the start of another realignment, which is going to be the subject of my next post.