Story: Rural services

Loading a railway wagon

Loading a railway wagon

Men unload bagged carcasses from a railway wagon, about 1920. Insulated wagons for transporting frozen meat from freezing works to port were designed and built at the Addington railway workshops in Christchurch from the mid-1890s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
Reference: 1/2-045403; G
Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Railways', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008