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The aerial tramway across Staircase Gully

Newspaper caption: A trip to the Midland Railway Works: Springfield to Broken River. The only means of connecting the works on either side of Staircase Gully is by aerial wire tramway. The blocks of...

Date 1901
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

Passengers walking towards TEAL aircraft at Christchurch Airport

Three women in coats and one man walking across tarmac towards a Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL) aeroplane at Christchurch Airport. A worker can be seen on right with a tractor and enclosed...

Date
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Hurley collection

Lifting "coffee pot" steam engine back on track

Burnett Motors Ltd Ashburton crane lifting “coffee pot” steam engine at Fairton Freezing Works, after engine jumped the tracks. Driver Mr Trombley (centre, wearing overalls) can be seen assisting.

Date 1960 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Hurley collection

Waipara County Council shingle plant

Three men working with machinery and Bedford trucks at the Waipara County Council shingle plant.

Date 1958 (year approximate)
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Hurley collection

Islington substation

View of the Islington substation under construction with workmen in the foreground.

Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection 1950s Star photographs

One phase of the Lake Coleridge hydro-electric scheme

Newspaper caption: The last of the contract poles in connection with the Lake Coleridge Hydro-Electric Scheme was recently erected at Yaldhurst. Our picture shows the pole being brought into position...

Date 1914
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

The Line in the vicinity of Cragieburn

Newspaper caption: Linking the east and west by the iron line. Progress of the construction work on the Midland Railway.

Date 1908
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

The entrance to the Bealey end of the Arthur's Pass tunnel

Newspaper caption: The Midland Railway. Scenes at the Otira end of the Arthur's Pass tunnel. The accompanying pictures were taken very recently, and they describe the work as it is to-day. The Otira...

Date 1910
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

Tunnel entrance showing little locomotive

Newspaper caption: The Midland Railway. Scenes at the Otira end of the Arthur's Pass tunnel. The accompanying pictures were taken very recently, and they describe the work as it is to-day. The Otira...

Date 1910
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

One of the shifts at the tunnel mouth

Newspaper caption: The Midland Railway. Scenes at the Otira end of the Arthur's Pass tunnel. The accompanying pictures were taken very recently, and they describe the work as it is to-day. The Otira...

Date 1910
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

Workers completing work on the Ensors Road bridge

Contractors sealing approaches to Ensors Road bridge over the Heathcote in preparation for opening later that day. [Frame 14] Man with broom sweeping road. [Frames 15 to 17] Worker on tractor sealing...

Date 1970-09-19
Format Negative
Resource Type Image
Collection 1970 Christchurch Star negative strips

Taumutu Maori Pah Road

Newspaper caption: The same road, after having been dealt with by the Austin Reversible road-grader. The portion shown in the photograph represents about two hours' work of the machine.

Date 1903
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

One of the rock boring machines

Newspaper caption: The progress of the Midland Railway construction. This is one of the boring machines which the Government purchased for work in connection with rock tunnels on the Midland line. The...

Date 1907
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

An air compressor used for rock piercing

Newspaper caption: The progress of the Midland Railway construction.

Date 1907
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

A difficult cutting near Craigieburn

Newspaper caption: A 'snapshot' taken during the time of the Midland Railway construction, showing difficult terrain encountered near Craigieburn. Every inch of the track at this point has to be...

Date 1909
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times

Workmen clearing away surface rock from the Bealey end

Newspaper caption: A 'snapshot' taken during the time of the Midland Railway construction. Workmen using 'pick and shovel' and horse and trolley clear away surface rock at the Bealey end of the line.

Date 1909
Format Photograph
Resource Type Image
Collection Canterbury Times