Earthquake in New Zealand

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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:44 pm

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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby David Benton » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:54 pm

I think you've covered just about every line , Philip , Except the one the earthquake was on .
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:23 pm

I take a scatter gun approach. I'm bound to hit something. I'm like a blind person; I don't know what I'm looking for, but that railcar video shows off nice scenery.
Ciao, (I think that's Maori for so-long. - sorry Benny.)
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby george matthews » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:53 pm

The Maoris are not from Italy, where ciao means something like: so long.
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:44 pm

David says that I have covered every line except the one the earthquake was on. Perhaps this is the one: the Wellington Cable Car. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_Cable_Car
http://www.museumswellington.org.nz/cable-car-museum/

Photo below: "Kelburne Cable Car from Salamanca station, 1910" It sounds kind of Spanish somehow.
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby David Benton » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:33 pm

Wellington was badly affected, I'm not sure if the cable car was or not.

Here is a video on the Coastal Pacific, the line that is closed.


https://youtu.be/Rh3RHJhOwfs

Anyone heard from "John the fireman" , John Ashworth , he hasnt been on here since Nov 10th ? I hope he is ok , he did mention having trouble logging in from Sudan, but that he was only there for a week.
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:46 am

A very nice video, David. It never occurred to me to take my train pictures from a helicopter. It's good.
Sobering thought about John. I just looked at the Friends of the Rail websit and didn't see anything about a bereavement.
Here's a bit about Wellington and the recent earthquakes. http://earthquaketrack.com/p/new-zealan ... ton/recent
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:40 am

Here are bits of information about the Kaikoura earthquake from RNZ. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/ ... dam-breach

Robberies in New Zealand from Radio New Zealand
http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?a ... =201824673

Effects of earthquake on Goose Bay, Kaikoura, nine days later: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YMYaHfq-Lck

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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:41 pm

After shock in Scargill: RNZ.

http://youtu.be/amvUf-wy3lA

Getting out of Kaikoura, RNZ:

http://youtu.be/J34ZoEJsTh8
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:12 am

http://youtu.be/3N2r0eAum8U

Kaikoura since the quake.
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby David Benton » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:07 pm

Don't know if it is mentioned in any of these links, but the Supermarket chain that has a few $100 000 worth of food, stuck on the train north of Kaikoura, has donated it to the town of Kaikoura.
I believe the train is accessible by 4wd , and the army have suitable trucks in Kaikoura to retrieve it.
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby RussNelson » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:03 pm

David Benton wrote:Don't know if it is mentioned in any of these links, but the Supermarket chain that has a few $100 000 worth of food, stuck on the train north of Kaikoura, has donated it to the town of Kaikoura.
I believe the train is accessible by 4wd , and the army have suitable trucks in Kaikoura to retrieve it.

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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby David Benton » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:51 am

Earthquake repairs crucial to 'viability of rail in New Zealand'
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8723659 ... ew-zealand
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Re: Earthquake in New Zealand

Postby philipmartin » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:27 am

Interesting "stuff" video. Would the loss of rail service have an affect on you personally, David?
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