New Zealand's Southbridge Branch Line

A branch line in New Zealand from 1875 to 1967



Proposed Extension

Hornby Industrial Line

Little River Branch Line

Photo Gallery

This website covers the history, operation and proposed extension of the Southbridge Branch Line, a relatively small railway which was located on the Canterbury Plains of the South Island of New Zealand. The Southbridge Branch operated from 1875 until 1967.

Also included on this website are brief overviews of the Hornby Industrial Line (the last remnant of the Southbridge Branch Line), and the Little River Branch Line which started at Lincoln off the Southbridge Branch Line.

If you use any of the information on this site for your own works, please reference it to:


Other sites related to the Southbridge Branch Line:

Wikipedia - NZ Southbridge Branch

Patrick Dunford's Railways of New Zealand - Southbridge Branch