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"The Notches" ~ Tough Country to build a railway

"The Notches" ~ Tough Country to build a railway

Taieri Gorge Railway

April 09, 2005

Construction of the railway began in June 1879, but within a year it had become a victim of the economic depression that persisted through the 1880s. It was 1889 before the first section was opened to traffic, and that was only the 27 km to Hindon in the middle of the Taieri Gorge

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