A quick look at New Zealand

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Re: A quick look at New Zealand

Postby David Benton » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:11 am

Turns out I didnt quite miss it. Had to rush up the Coromandel to fix a customers system , large slip on the road on the way back.
The local river is very high, but below the town and my land. It appears this cyclone had very localised heavy rainfall, very high river flow upstream on the river , but the rain gauges in the towns around show little rainfall.
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Re: A quick look at New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:45 am

Thank you for telling us about conditions where you are, David. I hope the railways didn't get any more damage.
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Re: A quick look at New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Wed May 03, 2017 4:37 am

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm7k19-d3fg


An NZ fan trip in April 1985.
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Re: A quick look at New Zealand

Postby johnthefireman » Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 am

Last week I was staying in South Sudan with a nun from New Zealand. She is not a railfan herself, but she knows of my interest, and she took great delight in regaling me with stories of the beauty of New Zealand's railway routes.
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Re: A quick look at New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Wed May 10, 2017 2:28 pm

johnthefireman wrote:Last week I was staying in South Sudan with a nun from New Zealand. She is not a railfan herself, but she knows of my interest, and she took great delight in regaling me with stories of the beauty of New Zealand's railway routes.


It sounds like a goodl place to use a tape recorder.
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