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WELLINGTON, September 10. Work on the Midland Railway is being actively carried on to the foot of the Otira Gorge. Some 200 men are engaged. Four miles are complete out of fourteen between Jackson’s and that point, and it is expected that the line will bo finished to the accommodation house in the Otira Gorge in eighteen months. Plate-laying will be started at once to enable the locomotive to bring up stone for embankments at Riverside. None of the blocks will ba less than three tons. At the Nelson end formation will bsiicompleted to Norris Gully, and the rails be laid immediately to enable the line to be ready for the conveyance of wool in December.

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THE MIDLAND RAILWAY., Issue 10416, 10 September 1897

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THE MIDLAND RAILWAY. Issue 10416, 10 September 1897

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