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Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Otago Central Railway [18B]: Clyde aerial photos from the Whites Aviation Collection, National Library NZ
Clyde 1951. Very different today. Turntable still in place.
Clyde 1957, turntable was still in place then.
Clyde 1959. Showing where the engine shed was. Clyde was the railhead until the extension to Cromwell opened in 1921 and the shed was probably removed after then but the turntable survived until sometime between the previous 1957 photo and this one.
Clyde 1959 showing the main part of the yard.
Clyde in 1968 showing the line entering the Cromwell Gorge and making the first crossing of the highway. These days the view is dominated by the Clyde Dam just upstream from that level crossing.