Saturday, 6 June 2015

Dunedin-Mosgiel Railway Duplication [3]

Another photo from the Dunedin railway improvement works more than 100 years ago. This one shows the work between Wilkie Road and South Road, the bridge for which can be seen in the background. On the left is the site of Carisbrook Stadium. The railway today passes much closer to the Carisbrook site because the embankment was moved in the 1980s when the motorway was put through. It looks like here that the original line is simply being added to, it being possible to continue the use of it at this point because the bridge at South Road merely needed to be extended, so the second track was simply laid alongside the first