Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

A recent trip to New Zealand was fantastic for many reasons – the views, the countryside, the people, the cycling and the fun of being away on holiday with good friends!

I also enjoyed taking photos of the many rail sheds and signs along the way as we cycled the Otago Rail Trail from Clyde to Middlemarch.  Here’s a collection of just some of my favourites.

You might notice I’ve also included the Glenorchy shed which wasn’t on the Otago rail trail but was a very interesting shed well worth being included!

The gangers huts along the way were usually full of information and maps of the area we were cycling through, the history, the environment and what to expect in the next section.  A great way to share the history using the original sheds.

We were very impressed with the work done to promote the Rail Trail and the way history was being kept alive.  Well done to all involved in setting up and maintaining the rail trail.  We can see it has made a difference to many small towns which might otherwise have died and disappeared.

My previous posts on this trip can be found here if you are interested:

Travel blog New Zealand #1

Travel blog New Zealand #2

Travel blog New Zealand #3

Travel blog New Zealand #4 cycling tour starts

Travel blog New Zealand #5

Travel blog New Zealand #6

Travel blog New Zealand #7

Travel blog New Zealand #8 final day of cycling

Travel blog New Zealand #9 Dunedin

Travel blog New Zealand #10

Vanish – a poem I found while cycling

Magic rocks 


  One thought on “Railway sheds along the Central Otago Rail Trail

  1. January 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    So wonderful!

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    • January 22, 2017 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Cindy, I really enjoyed seeing them all and wanted to share them. It’s taken me a while but I’ve finally done it!

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  2. January 22, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Those old stations have so much character. Even the signs. Great shots Deb.

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    • January 22, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Your comment is much appreciated. I loved them all and was determined to do a post, so glad I finally did it! They are full of history aren’t they?

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  3. January 22, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Oh, I would like a shed like one of those!

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  4. January 22, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Great shots!

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    • January 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks, it was such a great trip! I love reliving the whole adventure by writing up my posts as travel blog.

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  5. January 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    That looks like a really interesting bike ride.

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  6. January 22, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    What a great collection of memories x

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    • January 23, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Thanks Shelley, it’s a great way of keeping the memories alive! Thanks.

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  7. January 23, 2017 at 2:13 am

    I love the names! I live on the Clyde, Lauder is in the Scottish Borders – and I thought Middlemarch only existed in fiction.

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    • January 23, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Yes, it was probably settled by Scottish pioneers! It’s a beautiful place with great names everywhere . Thanks for your comment Anabel, I’m so glad you enjoyed my post 🙂

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  8. dconnollyislandgmailcom
    January 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Wonderful photos. Looks like it was an amazing bike ride!

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    • January 23, 2017 at 8:03 am

      It’s a wonderful ride suitable for all levels of cyclist. I love the gradient of rail trails and the history is kept alive. Win win!

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