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Pilgrim steams to Ferrymead (2nd of 3)

Pilgrim steams to Ferrymead

In this painting by renowned rail artist W. W. Stewart, the little British locomotive Pilgrim puffs along the 7-kilometre track to Ferrymead, a makeshift port on the Heathcote River. Huge public excitement is evident in the turnout of the brass band, and the flying of Union Jacks.

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Artwork by W. W. Stewart

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Building the rail network', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016