Monday, August 22, 2011

old days at Foxton station

Travelling along Wharf and Harbour Streets in Foxton today, one could be forgiven for wondering why these streets were so named; all you see is a river bank with grass, a scattering of structures and a few trees.  However, in the past Foxton was a river port and had a station at the end of a branch line.  These three photos, courtesy of the Foxton Historic Society, give a good overall picture of rail and marine activity. The second is dated 1912. The line closed in 1959. For more info, see our books.

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