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This is an auction for TRAGEDY ON THE TRACK: TANGIWAI & OTHER NEW ZEALAND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS, by Geoff Conly & Graham Stewart.

"TRAGEDIES ON THE TRACK seeks an insight into the more notable steam train accidents in New Zealand since 1880 and the reason why many of these mishaps happened. Included are:

* The miraculous escapes

* The tragedies

* Stories of human failings

* Stories of the force of the elements against man-made structures

* And the complete story of Tangiwai - Christmas Eve 1953 - when 151 people lost their lives through forces and circumstances beyond man's control

"Steam has long gone as the prime means of locomotive power. The image, though, remains: those magnificent giants which pulled the Main Trunk expresses - polished, shiny, proud, pulsating and hissing steam - seemed invincible. Yet some were derailed, over-turned, squeezed in collisions, lost in fog. The record is in these pages."

Large format paperback 1992.

181 pages.

Photographs throughout.

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.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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