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Day 41: TranzAlpine Express

Today my new thing was to take the Tranzalpine Express from Christchurch to Greymouth and back again.

The train is part of the Kiwi Scenic Railway, and travels from Christchurch on the East Coast, through mountains across to Greymouth, a small town on the West Coast. 193 more words


Over Arthur's Pass to the West Coast again, then on a bit . . . . .

I’m not sure what I imagine Arthur’s Pass to be like, I didn’t get Haast Pass correct and I probably won’t with Arthur’s. So who was Arthur? 578 more words


One day a long time ago Matt and I went on an adventure. It seemed like a great day for a walk so we packed our bags complete with lunch, scroggin and our cameras. 407 more words


Mingha Bluff culvert install 5

9:00–10:43 pm, completion of culvert installation

Immediately after the final upstream section of culvert was placed at 9:10 pm, the 6 x high-tension steel threaded rebars were completely pushed through the 10.5m culvert. 580 more words


Mingha Bluff culvert install 4

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Installing the precast box culvert

The 1.5m box culvert sections were crane lifted in and laid on the compacted granular backfill to the precise, g.p.s. 366 more words


Mingha Bluff culvert install 3

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Excavation and preparation of the box culvert bedding foundation

The successful installation of precast box culverts begins with special site preparation for the foundation, typically referred to as bedding, on which the culvert will rest. 668 more words