Raurimu to National Park, central North Island, New Zealand
Railway workers in a cutting, during the construction of the Main Trunk Line at Raurimu. Tibbutt, Alfred George :Main Trunk Railway photographs. Ref: PA1-q-244-13. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
Considered an engineering masterpiece, the Raurimu Spiral provided an innovative solution to navigating rail lines across the rugged terrain of New Zealand’s North Island.
The landscape between Auckland and Wellington is characterised by the steep slopes of the Volcanic Plateau to the east and the valleys ...