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Category:Mining railways in New Zealand Wikimedia Commons

Media in category "Mining railways in New Zealand" The following 18 files are in this category, out of 18 total. 01 karangahake gorge.jpg 750 × 1,000; 1.28 MB. Brake frame for lowering quartz trucks at the Try Fluke Mine, Kuaotunu Thames Coromandel Region, New Zealand.jpg 1,272 × 918; 849 KB.

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Dun Mountain Railway (1862-1907) New Zealand

The Dun Mountain Railway was officially opened amidst great fanfare on Monday 3 February, 1862. From the port, across the city, the horse-drawn tramway then climbed from Brook Street to a height of 2870 feet where it terminated at the chromite mines situated east of Nelson.

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Seddonville New Zealand History NZHistory, New Zealand

The Ngakawau-Seddonville branch line was built solely for the transport of coal from mines near Seddonville to Westport harbour, from where it was subsequently shipped around New Zealand by sea. Early train on the Seddonville line

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Ohai Railway Board Wikipedia

The Ohai State Coal Mines was formed. Coal production boomed in the area in 1882 when a private railway was built by the Nightcaps Coal Company from the terminus of the New Zealand Government Railways Wairio Branch at Wairio to Nightcaps to provide more efficient transport of coal.

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List of railway lines in New Zealand Wikipedia

12 rows After the WMR, perhaps the best-known private railway was the New Zealand Midland

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New Zealand Rail NZ Train, Bus and Ferry Travel Networks

A guide on New Zealand national travel networks and routes lines system. UPDATE: Services returned for the summer! The Tranz Alpine, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer Scenic Journeys are operating to schedule from 14 March 2021.

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Historic New Zealand: towns that used to thrive, then

Many towns in rural New Zealand were originally set up for mining, and not much else. But once World War I and World War II hit, the vast majority of the miners left New Zealand to fight for the

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Rail jobs in New Zealand 436 vacancies Jora

Kiwirail is responsible for a significant major rail infrastructure projects all around New Zealand. Typically, our projects have complex interfaces and are 16 days ago Save. KiwiRail jobs railway jobs kiwi rail jobs Train Driver jobs Transdev jobs Transport jobs train jobs Train Examiner jobs.

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Seddonville New Zealand History NZHistory, New Zealand

For visitors to Seddonville today, the main physical traces of the area's mining history are the Chasm Creek and Charming Creek walkways, both of which follow abandoned railway lines. These routes, driven through rugged country in the late 19th century, are

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Mining general: New Zealand historic heritage topics

However, relative to gold and coal mining, New Zealand has not had an abundance of other precious mineral mining. Quarrying has been an important but unsung activity, providing metal for roads, ballast for railways, stone for building, clay for bricks and ceramics, fill for

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Mining at Charming Creek Seddonville NZHistory, New

In operation from 1929 to 1986, the Charming Creek mine was to become one of the longest-lived mines in New Zealand. At its peak in the 1940s it employed about 70 men, producing over 40,000 tonnes a year. Total production was over a million tonnes.

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NEW ZEALAND Geology, Mining and Narrow Gate Railways

New Zealand Geology, Mining, and Narrow Gauge Railways, (Not just Sheep) Mention New Zealand to someone in the UK and we think of sheep, wIne, whales, great landscapes and great rivals in sport. However there is a lot to see for a visiting mining engineer, particularly if they have an interest in railways.

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Liverpool Mine, Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast

Liverpool Mine, Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast Region, New Zealand : Abandoned coal mine. The Liverpool Mine is 20 kilometres north-east of Greymouth. The area can be accessed along the former Rewanui railway line, which has now been converted to a cycle way. The

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Coal and coal mining Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Mining. Europeans began mining coal in New Zealand in the 1840s. At first, men went underground and dug out the coal with picks and shovels. In the early 1900s men used compressed-air machines in mines to cut coal from the rock. They also used explosives to blast the rocks. The coal was loaded into railway wagons and taken out.

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Historic New Zealand: towns that used to thrive, then

Many towns in rural New Zealand were originally set up for mining, and not much else. But once World War I and World War II hit, the vast majority of the miners left New Zealand to fight for the

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Rail Travel New Zealand Rail Journeys Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand’s challenging landscapes demanded some remarkable feats of early railway engineers. While our rail network isn’t vast, thanks to their skill and determination, there are some incredible train journeys on offer.

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Top experiences in the Coromandel New Zealand

Following old railway lines between Thames and Te Aroha, the Hauraki Rail Trail is an easy ride dotted with gold mining history, rolling countryside and charming kiwi towns. The full trail takes 2-3 days, but a great day ride is the third leg from Paeroa to Waihi .

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Take a look inside a creepy abandoned gold mine in New Zealand

About two hours outside of Auckland, Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway in Karangahake, New Zealand, used to be a gold mine in the late 1800s through the early 1900s. Today, it's an eerie hiking spot complete with rusty mining equipment, pitch-black tunnels, and abandoned train tracks to nowhere.

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Gold New Zealand Geographic

However, in 1889 a cyanide-solution process was trialled at the Crown Battery in Karangahake on crushed rock and proved so effective it led to a new and long-lasting boom in Coromandel mining. By 1911, Martha was New Zealand’s biggest gold mine and the nearby miners’ town of Waihi, population 6500, the largest town in the region.

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New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Home Facebook

In mid-2018 the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society Inc took on custodianship of the majority of the surviving engineering drawings from A&G Price and William Cable. The Price drawings date back to the mid-1890s while the Cable drawings date from after WWII.

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New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Home Facebook

A&G Price Drawings a further batch of drawings are now available. In mid-2018 the New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society Inc took on custodianship of the majority of the surviving engineering drawings from A&G Price and William Cable.

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Hyde, New Zealand Wikipedia

Hyde is a locality in Otago, New Zealand, located in the Strath-Taieri.It is close to the northern end of the Rock and Pillar Range on State Highway 87 between Middlemarch and Ranfurly.Hyde is best known as the site of the Hyde railway disaster of 4 June 1943, in which 21 people were killed when an express train on the Otago Central Railway derailed at high speed in a cutting near the town.

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Dun Mountain Railway (1862-1907) New Zealand

The Dun Mountain Railway,1862-1907, was New Zealand's first railway. The horse-drawn tramway ran from the port, across the city, climbing to the chromite mines in the hills east of Nelson, at an elevation of 2870 feet.

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Seddonville New Zealand History NZHistory, New Zealand

For visitors to Seddonville today, the main physical traces of the area's mining history are the Chasm Creek and Charming Creek walkways, both of which follow abandoned railway lines. These routes, driven through rugged country in the late 19th century, are

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Midland Railway Engineering New Zealand

In July 1885 the deputation accepted an offer from a committee, which became the New Zealand Midland Railway Company (NZMR). Their 10-year Government contract was for building 376 km of railway between Christchurch and Nelson via Brunnerton. Photographs and negatives of gold mining and other facets of West Coast life. Ref: 1/2-044392-F

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History KiwiRail

A chronological history of New Zealand rail. 1862 First railway opens a horse-drawn tramway from Dun Mountain copper mine to Port Nelson.. 1863 First steam railway opened on the Christchurch-Lyttelton line, via the Lyttelton tunnel.. 1870 With less than 100km of track operating, Prime Minister Julius Vogel calls for railways to aid economic development, and a narrow gauge is chosen to

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Historic New Zealand: towns that used to thrive, then

Many towns in rural New Zealand were originally set up for mining, and not much else. But once World War I and World War II hit, the vast majority of the miners left New Zealand to fight for the

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New Zealand disasters timeline New Zealand disasters

This timeline lists New Zealand’s worst post-1840 natural disasters, transport accidents, fires, mining accidents and other tragedies that have caused major loss of life. Follow the links for more information on NZHistory, Te Ara and other sites.

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Gold New Zealand Geographic

However, in 1889 a cyanide-solution process was trialled at the Crown Battery in Karangahake on crushed rock and proved so effective it led to a new and long-lasting boom in Coromandel mining. By 1911, Martha was New Zealand’s biggest gold mine and the nearby miners’ town of Waihi, population 6500, the largest town in the region.

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New Zealand Rail Bus Ferry Travel New Zealand Train Rail

Each of the three scenic passenger rail journeys in New Zealand are unique, with views from the Northern Explorer train showing you the diverse countryside of the North Island towering viaducts, spectacular gorges, hidden valleys, to the rugged coastline of the South Island, seen from the Coastal Pacific train to the mountain alpine scenery from the TranzAlpine train.

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New Zealand: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources

The map of New Zealand. Image Credit: CIA Factbook. Metals. The only aluminum producer in New Zealand is New Zealand Aluminum Smelters Ltd., whose production increased to 343,335 Mt in 2010 from 271,902 t the previous year. The major players in gold production are Newmont Mining Corp. of USA and OceanaGold Corp.

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A group of New Zealand railways cleaners, Westport. West

Location (city or town) Westport Person Neil King Tommy Fibbs Des Murphy Organisation (eg business) NZ Railways Event A group of New Zealand railways cleaners, Westport. From Facebook Comments Maureen Bedford My grandfather Jonathan McLean was an engine driver in Westport.

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Mining at Charming Creek Seddonville NZHistory, New

In operation from 1929 to 1986, the Charming Creek mine was to become one of the longest-lived mines in New Zealand. At its peak in the 1940s it employed about 70 men, producing over 40,000 tonnes a year. Total production was over a million tonnes.

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Liverpool Mine, Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast

Liverpool Mine, Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast Region, New Zealand : Abandoned coal mine. The Liverpool Mine is 20 kilometres north-east of Greymouth. The area can be accessed along the former Rewanui railway line, which has now been converted to a cycle way. The

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Thames Things to see and do in Thames, New Zealand

The northern end of Thames, known still as Grahamstown, offers cafés and boutique shops in a charming colonial setting. Be sure to visit the museum, which covers early Maori times, the arrival of the first pioneers and the development of mining, logging, railways and shipping.

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New Zealand Railway Models (Kiwi Trains)

A site dedicated to New Zealand Model Railways. (Kiwi Trains, Auckland, New Zealand) 3D Printable Scale Model NZR & Kiwirail Trains. Designs printed in typically 1:120/NZ120 Scale, although recently 1:24 has taken over.. This is a Blog to document 3D Printing New Zealand trains & the journey to build the most complete train set.

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