Story: Transport of animals

Train carrying sheep, Cross Creek station

Train carrying sheep, Cross Creek station

A goods train loaded with sheep passes through Cross Creek station, on the Wairarapa side of the Rimutaka Range, about 1910. The sheep are loaded into double-decker J wagons, with between 60 and 80 per carriage.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-0148-1/2; G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Rail transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008