175 days ago

The train hidden in the Waitākere Ranges - and the fight to bring it back

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, a tourist train nestled inside the Waitākere ranges has been rusting away for nearly a decade – but a group of volunteers hopes to get it running again.

The Rainforest Express was a miniature railway that ran 6km through the ranges from Jacobson's Depot on Scenic Drive to the Upper Nihotupu Dam, one of the main water supply reservoirs in West Auckland.

At the end of 2014 the express was closed after a geological report found there were 20 at-risk sites across the tramlines, with nine of those posing a “significant” risk to public safety.

Since then the rainforest express and its tramlines have been “rusting away”, Waitākere ward councillor Ken Turner said.

Read the full story below.

Image
More messages from your neighbours
5 days ago

Share your surprising finds with us...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

You've likely heard about the shoppers encountering those cheeky rodents in our local supermarkets around the country. Have you yourself stumbled across something unexpected while shopping?

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

Image
8 hours ago

Do you know anyone thinking of going on a Princess cruise?

Alan from Titirangi

Princess Cruises has invoiced me for USD$265.72 after we were told the matter was closed. These charges were related to the previous occupants of our cabin. See:
aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com...

9 hours ago