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Frankton Junction railway station. 1937. Ref: HCL_09063, Hamilton City Libraries Te Ohomauri o Kirikiriroa

Best Reached by Rail: Special Occasions

Written by guest author Neill Atkinson

A view of Arthur’s Pass Railway Station showing a train and passengers on the platform. Making New Zealand :Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection. Ref: MNZ-1862–1/2-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23123537
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch et al. 1933. Napier Carnival: very low train fares. January 21–29 1933, ART-2019–20.18. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Unidentified et al. 1930s. Couple standing in front of 1930–1931 Buick car, 13–2093. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Interior of a railway carriage, showing several items of New Zealand Railways picnic equipment. Godber, Albert Percy, 1875–1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives. Ref: APG-2093–1/2-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23065125
Dora’s party arrives. Leslie Adkin photographer, 7 February 1920. Ref: A.005716, Gift of G. L. Adkin family estate, 1964
Railways for national welfare, The New Zealand Railways Magazine, May 2 1938. Retrieved from: http://transpressnz.blogspot.com/2011/11/nz-railways-for-national-welfare-1938.html
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch et al. 1936. Winter Sports The Hermitage Mt. Cook Low Combined Rail & Motor Fares New Zealand’s best winter sports centre, ART-2019–20.16. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch et al. 1932. Xmas & New Year Holidays Cheap Travel by Train, ART-2019–20.4. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch. Opening of the Napier-Wairoa-Waikokopu railway, at Wairoa, Hawke’s Bay — Photograph taken by Railways Publicity Department. Evening post (Newspaper. 1865–2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: PAColl-9150–02. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22743232

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[1] James Belich, Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders (Allen Lane The Penguin Press, Auckland, 2001), p. 528.

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Atkinson, Neil. Best Reached by Rail: Special Occasions, MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology. First published: 16 December 2020. URL https://medium.com/motat/best-reached-by-rail-special-occasions-7db1bc66a02a

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