BLI BLI CUTTING!
This very deep cutting in the township of Bli Bli was a popular location for photographs. Heading away from the mill it was approached on a steep grade, followed by a level crossing, after which one would plunge into the coolness of the cutting itself.
It was also a popular walking track with the locals who would often risk meeting a cane train when only half way through. Timing was everything with there being little room in the cutting for anything other than the train itself.
Loaded trains headed for the mill were often seen helping each other through the cutting until the downward pull of the grade helped speed up the leading rake.
On my last visit the tracks had all been removed and rubber boots the order of the day if one wished to walk through. Parts of the cutting on one side had began to fall, so access may not be possible at all before long.
Level crossing on the southern approach to the cutting!
Inside the cutting!
Immediately beyond the cutting the Punt line branched off to the right. It would make a huge curve, pass behind the Bli Bli shops, then pass over the previously featured David Low Bridge.
Line curving to the right is the mainline to River Depot and points north.