The North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) is the main railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, connecting capital city Wellington with the country's largest city, Auckland. The line is 682 kilometres (424 mi) long, and on its route passed through Paraparaumu, Palmerston North, Taihape, National Park, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Hamilton, and Pukekohe. The NIMT has been described as an "engineering miracle", with numerous engineering feats such as viaducts, tunnels and a spiral built to overcome large elevation differences with grades suitable for steam engines.

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  • North Island Main Trunk Line (NIMT) oder auch North Island Main Trunk Railway (deutsch: Nordinsel-Hauptstrecke) ist die Bezeichnung für die Eisenbahnstrecke, die auf der Nordinsel von Neuseeland die beiden bedeutenden Städte Auckland und Wellington verbindet. Die Strecke ist 680 km lang und in der bei der Eisenbahn in Neuseeland gebräuchlichen Spurweite von 1067 mm (3 Fuß 6 Zoll) ausgeführt. Die North Island Main Trunk Line wurde 1997 von der American Society of Civil Engineers in die List of International Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks aufgenommen. (de)
  • The North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) is the main railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, connecting capital city Wellington with the country's largest city, Auckland. The line is 682 kilometres (424 mi) long, and on its route passed through Paraparaumu, Palmerston North, Taihape, National Park, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Hamilton, and Pukekohe. Most of the NIMT is single track with frequent passing loops, built to the New Zealand rail gauge of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in). The line is double track between Wellington and Waikanae (apart from a small single track section between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki), between Hamilton (Waikato River Bridge at Ngaruawahia is single track) and Te Kauwhata, and between Meremere and Auckland Britomart. Around 460 kilometres (290 mi) (approximately 65%) of the line is electrified in three separate sections: one section at 1500 V DC between Wellington and Waikanae, and two sections at 25 kV AC: 412 km (256 mi) between Palmerston North and Te Rapa (Hamilton) and 34 km (21 mi) between Papakura and Auckland Britomart. The first section of what became the NIMT opened in 1873 in Auckland. Construction of the Wellington end began in 1885, and the line was completed in 1908 and fully operational by 1909. The line is credited for having been an economic lifeline for the young nation, and for having opened up the centre of the North Island to European settlement and investment. In the early days, a passenger journey could take more than 20 hours; today, the Northern Explorer takes approximately 11 hours. The NIMT has been described as an "engineering miracle", with numerous engineering feats such as viaducts, tunnels and a spiral built to overcome large elevation differences with grades suitable for steam engines. (en)
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  • North Island Main Trunk Line (NIMT) oder auch North Island Main Trunk Railway (deutsch: Nordinsel-Hauptstrecke) ist die Bezeichnung für die Eisenbahnstrecke, die auf der Nordinsel von Neuseeland die beiden bedeutenden Städte Auckland und Wellington verbindet. Die Strecke ist 680 km lang und in der bei der Eisenbahn in Neuseeland gebräuchlichen Spurweite von 1067 mm (3 Fuß 6 Zoll) ausgeführt. Die North Island Main Trunk Line wurde 1997 von der American Society of Civil Engineers in die List of International Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks aufgenommen. (de)
  • The North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) is the main railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, connecting capital city Wellington with the country's largest city, Auckland. The line is 682 kilometres (424 mi) long, and on its route passed through Paraparaumu, Palmerston North, Taihape, National Park, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Hamilton, and Pukekohe. The NIMT has been described as an "engineering miracle", with numerous engineering feats such as viaducts, tunnels and a spiral built to overcome large elevation differences with grades suitable for steam engines. (en)
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