"Branch lines have a fascination about them for they represent a way of life that has gone, and with the benefit of rose coloured glasses, many of us wish they could return. Those carefree days of a train slowly making its way through the countryside with a few wagons, and then the leisurely discharge of goods at a station, form great moments of nostalgia. Years after the line had outlived its purpose and had been lifted, one still has a yearning for the past era.
The authors have taken 42 branch lines that were operated by New Zealand Railways and explored what remains of them.....The purpose of the book is to help those who want to explore the remains of branch lines by car. It points out what still remains of formations, cuttings, buildings, bridges, tunnels and other items of railway interest. ...... The authors were very specific in the criteria for including lines in this book.
This book fills a niche in railway literature, and will be valued by all who enjoy the romance of the old-time branch line."
Graeme Carter, President, NZ Rail & Locomotive Society
The New Zealand Railway Observer No. 334, December 2015-January 2016
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GHOST RAILWAYS NEW ZEALAND
A TOURING GUIDE TO 42 LOST BRANCH RAILWAY LINES OF NEW ZEALAND
Two purchase options
*Branch lines in one geographical region for only NZ$10 each
(North Island, Nelson/West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland)
*New Zealand wide guide (5 regions) for NZ$50
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