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A smash up at the Otira tunnel works

Newspaper caption: On July 7 an accident occurred at the tunnel works at Otira which involved the contractors in serious loss. The petrol locomotive and a rake of eight trucks were hurled from a...

Date 1910-07-07
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

A trip to the Midland Railway Works

Newspaper caption: (1) The resident engineer's staff ready for work. (2) The mouth of a tunnel, showing the manner in which the woodwork is built up. (3) The first tunnel at Patterson's Creek showing...

Date 1905-03-15
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

A trip to the Midland Railway Works

Newspaper caption: (1) A group of co-operative labourers outside No. 3 Tunnel. (2) The extreme point of civilisation. This tent is situated at Broken River and is the furthest from headquarters (3) A...

Date 1901
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

The Government camp at Broken River

Newspaper caption: A trip to the Midland Railway Works: Springfield to Broken River. It was here the party stayed the night. The camp is used by the Engineer and his assistants, when doing work on the...

Date 1901
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Interior of No. 3 Tunnel, Patterson's Creek

Newspaper caption: A trip to the Midland Railway Works: Springfield to Broken River. The white streaks on the left of the photograph are caused by the dropping of the flashlight powder.

Date 1901
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Mr W. E. Fitzgerald and Mr W. H. Gavin

Newspaper caption: A trip to the Midland Railway Works: Springfield to Broken River. Mr Fitzgerald acted as a guide to the party.

Date 1901
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

No. 6 Tunnel near Staircase Gully

Newspaper caption: A trip to the Midland Railway Works: Springfield to Broken River.

Date 1901
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Mr A. R. Tayler (timekeeper) on his round

Newspaper caption: A trip to the Midland Railway Works: Springfield to Broken River.

Date 1901
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Plan showing position of Arthur's Pass Tunnel

Newspaper caption: The tunnel, for which the contract has just been let to Messrs J. McLean and Sons for £599,794, will be 17 feet high, 15 feet wide, and 5 miles 25 chains 12 feet in length. It will...

Date 1907
Format Illustration
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Moveable school on the Co-operative Railway Works

Newspaper caption: In such a place as the railhead of a progressing railway, the settlement and all connected with it must of necessity be of a temporary and portable nature. Our illustration shows...

Date 1908
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Engineering staff at the mouth of the Otira tunnel

Newspaper caption: From the left: Mr Leslie Reynolds (consulting engineer), Mr Hutton (assistant engineer), Mr Hoye (tunnel foreman), Mr Dennie (electrical engineer, manager of works), Mr Richardson...

Date 1908
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

Sloven's Creek viaduct, Midland Railway

Newspaper caption: The train crosses the viaduct over Sloven's Creek from which can be obtained a bird's eye view of the Waimakariri Gorge. The most remarkable structure on the line from an...

Date 1910
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

The first completed portion of the Arthur's Pass Tunnel

Newspaper caption: The entrance is very substantially built and is faced with concrete.

Date 1909
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Waimakariri Gorge where surveys are now being made

Newspaper caption: [1] View from camp, showing dam site in middle distance, and in the foreground the Midland Railway. [2] The pontoon anchored in the river: drilling in done from the pontoon to get...

Date 1923
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

The Canterbury Committee

Newspaper caption: Piercing the Alps: The beginning of the Arthurs Pass tunnel. With the Canterbury party. Back row - Messrs Geo. T. Booth, W. Reece, A. G. Howland, J. G. Moore. Front row - Messrs A...

Date 1908-05-04
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

Leaving the train at Broken River

Newspaper caption: Piercing the Alps: The beginning of the Arthurs Pass tunnel. With the Canterbury party

Date 1908-05-04
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

The Canterbury party leaving Christchurch Railway Station

Newspaper caption: Piercing the Alps: The beginning of the Arthurs Pass tunnel. With the Canterbury party

Date 1908-05-04
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Weekly Press

The Midland Railway

Newspaper caption: Great interest has lately centred in the Broken River railway works owing to the relief work given to numerous Christchurch unemployed, and to the unfounded complaints of their bad...

Date 1908
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

General view of the works in the vicinity of Sloven's Creek

Newspaper caption: The difficulties of railway construction on the Midland Line are well portrayed in this picture. The whole of the foundations are show besides the workmen's quarters.

Date 1908
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times