Christchurch Transport Blog: National Railway Museum Stumbles

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More The National Railway Museum of New Zealand was launched at Ferrymead Heritage Park in October 2005 at a groundbreaking ceremony by Sir Neil Cossons, who came over from the UK as part of a “heritage week” around New Zealand. The idea of the museum seems to be… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: National Railway Museum Stumbles

Christchurch Transport Blog: Ecan’s latest commuter train proposal a political stunt

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More In 2017, the Labour Party entered the election campaign promising to fund commuter passenger rail in Christchurch to the tune of $100 million. Labour won enough support in the election to form a government with the pro-rail NZ First party, so there should have been no lack… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: Ecan’s latest commuter train proposal a political stunt

Christchurch Transport Blog: Heritage Carriages Won’t Operate Forever

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More This week there has been a bit of a media furore over the proposed disposal of wooden heritage carriages owned by Dunedin Railways. Amongst the larger group of rolling stock which included a DE class locomotive, a stripped shell of an old DJ class engine and some… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: Heritage Carriages Won’t Operate Forever