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This is an auction for RAILS ACROSS NEW ZEALAND: A HISTORY OF RAIL TRAVEL by Matthew Wright.

”The Main Trunk Line conjures up images of hasty refreshment halts, indetructable crockery and the overnight ‘sleeper’ from Wellington to Auckland. Images such as these show that rail has become more than just a transport system that we use to move freight, go on holiday or to get to work. It has become part of our mythology. From early feats of engineering prowess, such as the building of the world-renowned Rimutaka Incline, through the age of steam, the work-horse diesels, and the electrification of the main trunk, RAILS ACROSS NEW ZEALAND, a social history of rail in this country, tells the story of the development of our rail network and the changes that have taken place across it since the first track was laid in 1861.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthew Wright has written extensively on many aspects of New Zealand's past and is one of New Zealand's most published popular historians. He is passionate about New Zealand's engineering past and his writing is both informative and entertaining. His 2009 book Big Ideas: 100 Wonders of NZ Engineering to which this book is the follow-up, was well received and attracted very strong sales.

Large format paperback 2003.

144 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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