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Kings of the iron road, steam passenger trains of New Zealand by J.D. Mahoney. A 147 page card covered book, originally written in 1982 this edition is a reprint 1994. Overall the book is in nice condition. The cover has a couple of slight marks on it.
By 1879 there were 1,136 miles of railway line in the country, by 1953 the length was 3,558 miles. The workshops at Petone, Hillside and elsewhere kept up with the latest technologies in both engines and carriages. The railways not only linked communities together, it also was a major employer, employing 25,000 people in 1955. The rise of alternative means of transport and coal shortages at a crucial time after WW 11 caused a gradual decline in passenger rail transport. This book covers from the bottom of the South Island to the top of the North Island. A very interesting book with a lot of photos.

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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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