Sunday 20 September 2015

Clyde Today

The site of the second Clyde station as it appears today (closed 25 years ago). The engine shed is now part of a rural fire service premises, the turntable still sits in the ground, while the goods shed and loading bank are in a site used by rail trail operators. Public access to the rail trail terminus was enhanced recently by opening a pedestrian subway under the main highway. Work continues to map the pre-closure layouts of tracks when the line was in operation in this yard.

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Current Progress: Otago Central and Clyde

Currently I am looking at some more aerials but these will not enable new detail to be added to the map as they are going to be too low in resolution due to the change of Archives New Zealand's pricing structure. All they will be used for is to pinpoint where I can get higher resolution scans done at a later stage.

I am still looking at other scans I can get done for the Clyde area itself that will help to fill in some of the details. There will now be three maps for the 2nd Clyde station area: 1977, 1981 and current. This is due to the fact there were significant changes in the area during those periods. which cover construction, operation and post-closure rail trail (i.e. what exists today).

So while there have been no new aerials, we are still working on the Cromwell Gorge and Clyde but it will be some months before any additional areas are mapped with aerial photography.