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The Sanson Tramway. KR Cassells. July 1962. The NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc, Wellington


This railway ran between Sanson and Himatangi, near Foxton. It started operating in 1884 using a Wellington steam tramcar “Hibernia” 1878 which was brought up by ship.
The line was dismantled in 1946

History and construction. Locos with builders and dates, many had plans and measurements; cars and wagons
Traffic stats, fares

Great old photos which include: “Hibernia” in Wellington 1878; Foxton and Sanson stations; locos and crews; timetable; traction engine working


88pp; b/w photos; plans; index; appendices; bibliography; heavy card covers; very good condition; name/town/date inside front cover; top closed page edges sl browned
Dust jacket, not p/clipped, covered in removable protective mylar; good condition; tear to front; wear to corners; small losses spine ends

Inside very clean and tidy. Extremely scarce and collectable


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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