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Glenn Christensen

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Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« on: October 16, 2016, 03:15:35 AM »
Hi Guys,

This tape provides the best tape I've found about the Fell-assisted Rimutaka Incline.  Questions?  The tape answers all!

The link is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7SCVXyu3Ao

PS - This tape always reminds me of Harry.  I was watching it when Clarissa called me to tell of his passing.  I think Harry enjoyed it from his Sky Box seat.
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Re: Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 09:25:51 PM »
I have this tape at home.  It was a very interesting operation.  Now I can watch it online!

Philip Marshall

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Re: Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 10:06:07 PM »
Thanks, Glenn. What a great video!

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Re: Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 10:06:45 PM »
Thanks for this, I had not been aware of either Fell engines or the Rimutaka Grade, I watched the whole thing at bedtime last night even though I was tired. It looks like they are in the process of rebuilding the grade as a Fell line, super cool:

http://www.rimutaka-incline-railway.org.nz/projects

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Re: Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 12:06:07 AM »
Not just the incline, but the whole line that got bypassed when the tunnel went in!

Bill Baskerville

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Re: Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 02:48:00 AM »
All that extra machinery between 3'6" of rail.  Not bad for a broad gauge.
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