Family Kiwidutch have just finished their very own individual train ride as semi-inaugural passengers on the Mamaku Railway.
We all express the hope that next time we pass though Rotorua that we will have better luck with the weather and that the extended tour will also be available.
For the moment there is just one more question to answer…when you only have a single track how do the trains turn around?
After all, trains were never known for being able to make three-point turns.
The answer is one common to many train lines that face the same problem: they use a turntable.
The difference here is that the turntable is a mini-version of the ones I’ve seen in my life so far, and the turn around almost couldn’t be more simple or quicker… in fact it’s so easy that when we were turned around at the other end of the line, we didn’t even have to leave the comfort of the train.
With a little help from RailCruiser staff, Himself bought us to a stop on the turntable and we were spun around within a minute or two.
For a better video than I managed to make, take a look at the RailCruising website: http://www.railcruising.com/
Back at the station I made a short video clip of the trains being turned around… as usual the link to YouTube is there at the end but you’ll have to click it because the frame doesn’t seem to want to appear in this post automatically.
Kiwi’s Video Clip below…