Driving Creek Railway

From the website:

New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway along with a working pottery, brickworks and steam engines.

The 1 hour return trip on this railway in innovatively designed trains includes viaducts (including the unique, double decker), 2 spirals, 3 reverses, tunnels and a magnificent view from the ridge-top terminus. Here a talk is given about local history, ecology and activities including the potteries.

The train passes through a native Kauri Forest replanting project. The railway and pottery complex blends into the natural bush setting. Taking the train ride is very popular - over 30,000 visitors over that last year.

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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4110
  • Description : The passenger car "Snake" at the Driving Creek depot (with "Possum" in the background).


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4113
  • Description : The start of the Driving Creek Railway (left) and the workshop (right)


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4119
  • Description : Trestle number 1 on the Driving Creek Railway.


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4111
  • Description : Workshop and Pottery area


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4118
  • Description : Driving Creek Railway: trestle to drying yards


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4129
  • Description : Driving Creek Railway: view of number 1 trestle with Possum


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4130
  • Description : Driving Creek Railway: first switchback


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4131
  • Description : Driving Creek Railway: buffer stop and end of first switchback.


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4136
  • Description : Driving Creek Railway: entering second switchback.


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  • Date : 29 Nov 2002, catalogued 30 May 2004
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_4143
  • Description : Driving Creek Railway: approaching double deck viaduct.


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