Sunday, December 18, 2016

opening of the Taranaki Main Trunk souvenir brochure cover, 1932

Isn't Heao a tiny place on the Stratford-Okahukura Line? Hasn't that line been Steven Joyced?  The answer to both questions is yes.

Nevertheless, at the time this was a significant event as it marked the linking of the Taranaki region to the central North Island and a point well north on the North Island Main Trunk from the place where the NIMT meets the line south(east) from New Plymouth and Wanganui.

For lots more, including more illustrations like this, see the book New Zealand Railway Memorabilia.

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