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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
NZ log trains lengthened
"New Zealand operator KiwiRail says longer log trains will take more trucks off roads, benefitting commuters and cutting into greenhouse gas emissions.

The state-owned rail firm says it has increased the number of wagons on its daily trains transporting logs from Masterton to CentrePort from 30 to 45 a day – a 40 per cent increase in capacity."
https://www.railexpress.com.au/nz-log-t ... engthened/
  by David Benton
 
Re-opening Stratford-Okahukura line priority for KiwiRail
"A $40 million project to reopen the mothballed Stratford to Okahukura rail line is a priority for new KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller.

The line, shut since a derailment in 2009, is the only alternative north-south rail link should the main trunk line through National Park ever be shut by a natural disaster. It is also a commercial opportunity for Fonterra, forestry companies and other firms looking for a faster flow of Taranaki exports north to Auckland or Tauranga."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1907/S ... 3o0WArvLF4