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Rails that built a nation : an encyclopedia of New Zealand railways

Author: Robin Bromby
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Grantham House, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Divided into three sections: Lines ; Along the track ; Railways at work. The Lines section describes each line in detail, with easy to read dates of opening and closing, length, history and passenger services. Along the track remembers the many trains that ran along these lines, from boat trains through to coal trains, mixed trains, railcars and suburban services. Railways at work takes the reader inside the system  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Bromby
ISBN: 1869340809 9781869340803
OCLC Number: 64589879
Description: 159 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Lines: Main lines --
North Island --
Main lines --
South Island --
Branches --
North Island (Auckland-Northland ; Waikato-Bay of Plenty ; East Coast ; Taranaki-Wanganui-King country --
Wellingon-Manawatu-Wairarapa) --
Branch lines --
South Island (Nelson-West Coast ; Canterbury ; Otago ; Southland) --
Other lines --
Along the tracks --
Railways at work.
Responsibility: Robin Bromby.

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Divided into three sections: Lines ; Along the track ; Railways at work. The Lines section describes each line in detail, with easy to read dates of opening and closing, length, history and passenger services. Along the track remembers the many trains that ran along these lines, from boat trains through to coal trains, mixed trains, railcars and suburban services. Railways at work takes the reader inside the system - the duties required of guards, joys of railway refreshment rooms, station names, the growth and variety of railway workshops, the tunnels and viaducts.

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