Story: Southland region

Coal train, Ōtautau (3rd of 3)

Coal train, Ōtautau

In 1882, a privately owned railway line was extended from Wairio, just north of Ōtautau, to Nightcaps, the site of coal mining from 1880. In the early 2000s, this stretch was part of one of the few Southland lines still working.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015