New Plymouth

We take a holiday to New Plymouth, seeing the Marton-New Plymouth Line, the Waitara preservation and a model railway

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During the Easter holidays, fewer trains run on the national network, including on the Marton - New Plymouth Line. Here, the MNPL snakes along the coast to the port

23 April 2011

During the Easter holidays, fewer trains run on the national network, including on the Marton - New Plymouth Line. Here, the MNPL snakes along the coast to the port

The same part of the MNPL viewed from the other side of the tracks

23 April 2011

The same part of the MNPL viewed from the other side of the tracks

MNPL Bridge 94, viewed from steps on a public walkway

23 April 2011

MNPL Bridge 94, viewed from steps on a public walkway

Bridge 94 blends in with the rest of the line, with rock arrangements next to the line

23 April 2011

Bridge 94 blends in with the rest of the line, with rock arrangements next to the line

Looking over Bridge 94 east along the MNPL

23 April 2011

Looking over Bridge 94 east along the MNPL

Looking back west along the MNPL

23 April 2011

Looking back west along the MNPL

Looking west along the MNPL, where the line passes under road bridges and the PlaceMakers building

23 April 2011

Looking west along the MNPL, where the line passes under road bridges and the PlaceMakers building

A closer view of the track shows how little use this section of the line gets

23 April 2011

A closer view of the track shows how little use this section of the line gets

The MNPL running under the PlaceMakers building and a road bridge

23 April 2011

The MNPL running under the PlaceMakers building and a road bridge

On the other side of the road bridge, the MNPL disappears into the distance

23 April 2011

On the other side of the road bridge, the MNPL disappears into the distance

Following a goat track near Bridge 88 takes you to this location along the MNPL. Here, we look west back along the line

23 April 2011

Following a goat track near Bridge 88 takes you to this location along the MNPL. Here, we look west back along the line

Looking east along Bridge 88 from the same location

23 April 2011

Looking east along Bridge 88 from the same location

Looking at the MNPL's Bridge 88, which passes over a river near a public reserve and playground

23 April 2011

Looking at the MNPL's Bridge 88, which passes over a river near a public reserve and playground

Looking east along the MNPL from the Devon St East bridge

23 April 2011

Looking east along the MNPL from the Devon St East bridge

Looking along Bridge 83 from a walkway under the bridge. Alarms for a level crossing can be seen at the end of the bridge

23 April 2011

Looking along Bridge 83 from a walkway under the bridge. Alarms for a level crossing can be seen at the end of the bridge

Bridge 83 crosses the Waiwhakaiho River, viewed here from the SH3 bridge

23 April 2011

Bridge 83 crosses the Waiwhakaiho River, viewed here from the SH3 bridge

Looking east along Bridge 83 from the Queens Rd crossing

23 April 2011

Looking east along Bridge 83 from the Queens Rd crossing

Looking west along the MNPL from Queens Rd. The yards are just around the corner to the left a few hundred metres away

23 April 2011

Looking west along the MNPL from Queens Rd. The yards are just around the corner to the left a few hundred metres away

DSC 2543 idles at the New Plymouth yards on the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, during a time when no trains run on the MNPL

23 April 2011

DSC 2543 idles at the New Plymouth yards on the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, during a time when no trains run on the MNPL

A rake of six wagons with one container sits at New Plymouth yard

23 April 2011

A rake of six wagons with one container sits at New Plymouth yard

Waitara Railway Preservation Society's DSC 2584 at Waitara, with freight wagon NAK 6078 and guard's van F 726

24 April 2011

Waitara Railway Preservation Society's DSC 2584 at Waitara, with freight wagon NAK 6078 and guard's van F 726

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