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Going by train : the complete New Zealand Railways story

Author: Graham Hutchins
Publisher: [Dunedin, New Zealand] : Exisle Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand's economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail's growth and golden days, slow decline and recent resurgence. Fully illustrated, rail fans and general readers alike will enjoy its wide-ranging topics, anecdotes and personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Hutchins
ISBN: 9781775593553 177559355X
OCLC Number: 1090684298
Description: 312 pages ; 260 x 183 mm
Contents: It's a long way to Te Kuiti --
A blank canvas: waiting for the railways --
The final spike: North Island main trunk --
Rail building: provincial progress --
Branching out: distinctive New Zealand branch lines --
The golden age --
Wars, cars and closures: dimming of the golden glow --
Trains for all occasions --
Motive force --
Renaissance of rail --
Second coming: corporate trains --
Vintage rail and modern excursions --
The end of the line: a bit of spit and polish --
Locomotives operated in New Zealand --
Railway lines in New Zealand --
Timeline of rail development in New Zealand.
Responsibility: Graham Hutchins.

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