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Extending mainline at Maymorn

Track is being built at Maymorn station, including our future mainline and loop tracks, along with points and yard track leading into the rail vehicle shed.

We've made a start on building our future mainline track at Maymorn. Track has reached the 150-metre mark and plans are afoot to extend it to the Kaitoke end of our Maymorn site.

Recent posts

Mainline extension update

Over the past few months we have been working on extending our mainline past the Maymorn Metlink station. The mainline heads through an 8 degree curve, and will pass through a right-hand turnout at the top of the crossing loop and press on further east in due course. The turnout is being assembled in our workshop yard. On completion the turnout will be relocated to the railhead.

3 June 2021

Track extension - June 2020

We have been busy through May and June extending our "turntable road" track that runs alongside the rail vehicle shed, parallel to the Waiararapa line.

26 June 2020

Work in progress - July 2019

News to share on our key projects. Our volunteers have put in a lot of time over the winter months, including upgrading yard track that will connect to the workshop, rust repairs for the cab of Ohai Railway Board No.1, repairs and repainting two of our fleet of ballast wagons, Gumdigger carriage frame repairs plus some essential rail vehicle shed work.

29 July 2019

Track work - March 2019

Over the weekend of 9 - 10 March 2019 we loaded six ballast wagons, getting ready for track work planned over the Autumn and Winter months. We're planning to upgrade our 'road 4' track alongside the rail vehicle shed, with a view to its increased use - placing vehicles into the workshop shed, and for our regular monthly operating days.

12 March 2019

Mainline track extension - Summer 2018

A selection of photos of recent track work, extending our mainline to a point opposite the Maymorn station building and platform.

19 April 2018

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