Rail Land: 2019

Anthonie Tonnon is back on Aotearoa’s rail tracks. This year, he’s taking his Rail Land tour to Papatoetoe, Khandallah, Waikari and Waitati.

We’re thrilled to announce the return of Rail Land, with a new show and tour for December 2019:

Rail Land is a tour celebrating passenger rail in Aotearoa. Each show, performer and audience travel together by passenger rail, reaching some of our most extraordinary community venues.

The tour makes use of publicly scheduled trains in the North Island, and in the South Island, will charter trains, to bring evening rail services to life for one summer twilight.

And like last year, I’ve put together a Rail Land System Map for his journeys.

I’ve changed the style a tad, compared to last year’s map — the font is the friendlier Interstate and the sea has returned to a clean, swimmable blue.

Find more details on Rail Land 2019 here, and get your tickets here!


A couple of endnotes:

My room in our cold Dunedin flat has this lovely view out over North East Valley. In the distance you can see Mt Cargill — the hill on the right with the city’s transmission tower.

I’m treated to this view of Mt Cargill as I make maps, and my favourite song by Anthonie is his Mt Cargill. Huh!

And secondly, my friend Alex recently started his own blog — Finding Things to Do. Go check it out! I’m hiding at the end of a recent post too (and of course I’m wearing a shirt of Brno’s night bus network).