MAIN TRUNK LINE.
Now that tho holiclay season is approaching, a large number of people have been inquiring into tho condition of- travel on tho Main Trunk lino,'which, with tho exception of a. short distance covered by coach, is now''open for passongcr trafiic as far as Auckland. The traveller, who ' desires to make a highly interesting ' journey,, of three days through newly-developed couiitry must leave Wellington'at 7.50 a.m., and he will, arrive at Mataroa, six miles beyond Tailiape, at 6.5 p.m. There tho ballast train, with carriage attached -for'his convenience,'., is waiting to take him on to AVaiouru, a 'distance of eighteen miles, over a portion of tho line which is partly unballasted, and • nowhere completely ballasted. 1 his section of the'line'will be'handed over to the Railway Department' as, entirely finished by. Christmas, so that travelling over it at-present is not attended with any very great, discomfort. At "Waiouru there is an old-established accommodation house, built to suit tho Pip-, iriki and Taupo coach: services. The traveller will stay there for the night,.leaving on tho ballast train at 6 a.m. for Ohaktino, situated at.tho end of'another eighteenmiles■ section, which makes the roughest travelling on the trip. Still, the pleasure-farer is riding in a carriage, and, the jolting is over beforo S o'clock,' when he gets into the coach' for Itauriimi. ' Lunch is obtained at Alakatoto, and the traveller reaches Raurinm .a little after 3 o'clock, the ballast train leaving at four for Taumarumii. At last lie is-.journey-ing-again on a lino fully ballasted, whore his train might travel ' forty miles an . hour. At Tnumarunui. he will spend his second' -night at an excellent accommodation'house, leaving noxt day at 8.10 a.m. for' Auckland, which ho will reach at 5 p.m., or changing trains at Franklin for Hotorua, attainable by 5.50 p.m./ or the Thames attaiiuible by 0.20
Permanent link to this item
MAIN TRUNK LINE., Dominion, Volume 1, Issue 27, 26 October 1907
MAIN TRUNK LINE. Dominion, Volume 1, Issue 27, 26 October 1907
Using This Item
See our copyright guide for information on how you may use this title.