Railroad travel

New Zealand Railways

Author: Robin Bromby

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Category: Railroad travel

Page: 219

View: 462

New Zealand railway builders surmounted many obstacles: the terrain, a sparse and scattered population, two islands separated by an often stormy stretch of water, demands from every small settlement for their own railway line. But build a railway system - and a comprehensive one at that - New Zealand did. This is the story of that railway, from its heyday to the day of reckoning as losses had to be confronted. By 1953 the pattern was clear. The era of railways as the mainstay of land transport throughout New Zealand was ending. One by one, most of the rural branches would disappear over the next forty years; passenger train travel - other than commuter services in Auckland and Wellington - would almost disappear to a stage where there are just a handful of tourist services on the most scenic lines; all but the largest towns would lose their railway station. But, until then, the railways of New Zealand were part of almost everyone's life: you caught the train to visit friends and relatives in other parts of New Zealand, you depended on the trains to carry the bulk of the freight that moved to and from the ports. This is their story. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.
Transportation

Going By Train

Author: Graham Hutchins

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

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Category: Transportation

Page: 312

View: 523

Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand’s economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail’s growth and golden days, slow decline and recent resurgence. Fully illustrated, and written in a very readable style, rail fans and general readers alike will enjoy its wide-ranging topics, generous illustrations, anecdotes and personal accounts.
Atlases, New Zealand

New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas

Author: John Roger Yonge

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Category: Atlases, New Zealand

Page: 48

View: 236

A reference to all New Zealand's railway and city tramlines, past and present.
Railroad travel

Great Railway Journeys in Australia & New Zealand

Author: David Bowden

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Category: Railroad travel

Page: 160

View: 689

35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in Australia and New Zealand. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on a three-day trip from Perth to Sydney or the The Northern Explorer in New Zealand's North Island that stretches from Wellington to Auckland, as well as those that traverse stunning scenery, such as New Zealand's TranzAlpine train or the Spirit of the Outback in Australia. There are also routes on which restored steam locomotives operate and other lines included for the wonder of their engineering. Trains are a great way to travel in these countries, taking you at ground level past superb scenery that often cannot be seen by any other means of transport. David Bowden's entertaining text describes the route, the major features of interest along the way and any special technical details about the locomotive or the track.
Railroad travel

New Zealand Railways

Author: Robin Bromby

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroad travel

Page:

View: 416

New Zealand railway builders surmounted many obstacles: the terrain, a sparse and scattered population, two islands separated by an often stormy stretch of water, demands from every small settlement for their own railway line. But build a railway system -- and a comprehensive one at that -- New Zealand did. This is the story of that railway, from its heyday to the day of reckoning as losses had to be confronted.By 1953 the pattern was clear. The era of railways as the mainstay of land transport throughout New Zealand was ending. One by one, most of the rural branches would disappear over the next forty years; passenger train travel -- other than commuter services in Auckland and Wellington -- would almost disappear to a stage where there are just a handful of tourist services on the most scenic lines; all but the largest towns would lose their railway station.But, until then, the railways of New Zealand were part of almost everyone's life: you caught the train to visit friends and relatives in other parts of New Zealand, you depended on the trains to carry the bulk of the freight that moved to and from the ports. This is their story. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.
Locomotives

New Zealand

Author: Wolfgang Vorbeck

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Category: Locomotives

Page: 192

View: 658

This collection of photographs will not just fascinate train lovers. Hardly any other country in the world has so many small, historic railway lines travelling through the most beautiful landscapes. A journey on one of these trains is an unforgettable experience. The book describes New Zealand's historic trains and those currently in operation.