Last weekend, as readers will know, I went to Palmerston North. Palmie as it is affectionately known is in the Wairarapa-Manawatu region and is on the other side of the central mountain ranges from Napier. To get to Palmie from Napier involves driving through the Manawatu Gorge - the only other route being the Saddle Road across the tops - a road frequently closed by the weather even in Spring. The Gorge is between the towns of Woodville and Palmie and between the Mountain Ranges of the Tararua to the South and Ruahine to the North.
Through the Gorge runs the main State Highway 50 and the main, and only, railway line between the North and South of the North Island. The passenger train which uses the line is known as The Overlander. I managed to get a photo as we came through the Gorge on the way home.