Story: Canterbury places

Train at Springfield

Train at Springfield

Springfield railway station is the last stop for West Coast-bound trains before they begin their journey across the Southern Alps. Springfield was blanketed in snow when this steam train stopped for refreshments in the winter of 1931.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: PA1-o-406-108-2
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Darfield district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10258/train-at-springfield (accessed 2 June 2020)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015