Monday 20 January 2020

Palmerston North Gisborne Line [0N]: Volume 5 Progress Update 14

Well after our announcement earlier in the week of further great progress being expected, things slowed down a lot due to other commitments, the result being the maps are not finished by the end of the week (i.e. today). However we do have all map tiles completed for tracing and are steadily pushing ahead with completion of the volume. We are currently working on the stations around Gisborne and also have Dannevirke and Marakeke to complete. Having these delays occur has cemented our decision not to extend coverage of Napier and Hastings, as it is imperative to complete the production of the maps by the end of next week at the very latest.

One of things we've noticed recently is that a number of older articles we wrote about the PNGL some years back are not actually currently published on the blog. These include a number of historical photos and information about different sections of the rail corridors. To redress this, we plan to recover these articles from the drafts section of the blog and republish them in coming days. This does require completion of certain sections of the maps and this will happen, although probably after all the maps have been completed.