Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Riders of Hobby Horses: the North Island Main Trunk Railway Line

Last year, the NZ Federation of Historical Societies' magazine NZ Legacy had a special railway theme issue. As it was also the centenary year for the completion of the NIMT, I cobbled together an essay based mainly on the excellent book by R. S. Fletcher, Single Track: The Construction of the Main Trunk Railway (1978). I've now loaded the resulting article on Scribd, here.


  1. I love old railways and their history, well written, I enjoyed that one, too :D

  2. Cheers, Jayne. I've gathered from your posts on your own blog that rail is your thing. I'm fascinated by rail history, too (which means I really enjoy your rail theme posts!)