Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Vulcan railcar crosses the Hokitika River
One of the 9 Vulcan railcars crosses the Hokitika River to enter the town on its journey from Ross (23 km to the south) in 1949. A sign states "look out for rail car", but doesn't mention any other type of train to look out for although there were goods trains until 1980 when the Ross extension closed. The Hokitika branch from Greymouth (38 km) remains in existence albeit without passenger services, a notable branch line survivor. The rail/road bridge was replaced with a road only bridge about the time the Ross extension closed.
at 6:45 PM