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Here for auction is a nice unused freight destination-station label of New Zealand Railways, for ROTORUA.

Clean & unused. The paper is slightly age toned. Size: 46 x 79 mm.

This dates back some years, when all stations had fulltime staff, & accepted crates & parcels to be railed to any other station within NZ. Any carton accepted for freight would have one of these labels glued to it, showing the name of the station it was consigned to. On arrival at that station, the clerk would send a postcard to the addressee, advising them that the box is ready to be collected at the station. So these L-11 labels are NZ's earliest parcel-freight service. (The Post Office only dealt in letters, hence the reason all early stamps are only low values.)

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Rotorua is a city in the Bay of Plenty with a population of 56,800.

RailCruising is a tourist activity near Rotorua that allows people to travel along railway lines in your own powered self-drive, 4-seat railway vehicle called the RailCruiser. It runs on former NZR railway track, from Mamaku station down through scenic bush & farmland.

Groups of RailCruisers spaced apart, travel 10km together in one direction from Mamaku to Tarukenga. There they are turned and head back to Mamaku.

Cruising along at 20km/hr, you can listen to the audio tour and discover a unique piece of New Zealand railway history.

The RailCruiser V3000 is the world’s first fully automated, state of the art petrol-electric 4 seat self-drive hybrid rail vehicle. The RailCruiser has comfortable seats with unobstructed views, is fitted with clear drop down waterproof sides and has onboard heating.

Not many people are lucky enough to have ridden in the cab of a locomotive, but this inspired RailCruising, it’s the freedom of being in your own RailCruiser with nothing ahead but the unobstructed curve of the rail stretching out into the distance and the clickety clack of the rail beneath you.

For more information visit the website:
www.railcruising.com

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