Story: West Coast places

Train near Seddonville, 1968 (2nd of 3)

Train near Seddonville, 1968

The amount of freight on the Seddonville line declined in the mid-20th century, but in the 1960s there was still a daily train to the Mōkihinui mine. One of the last steam locomotives to work in the region, this Ww 571 is pulling a mixed load of coal and timber across Chasm Creek in the Mōkihinui gorge. The track was closed in 1981, and this section is now part of the Chasm Creek walkway.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Buller coal towns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

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