Story: Whanganui region

Eastown railway workshops

Eastown railway workshops

New Zealand Railways’ workshops in Wanganui East made rolling stock (railway carriages and engines) and items such as tarpaulins. Long a major Whanganui employer, they closed in 1986 with the loss of over 400 jobs.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Fighting stagnation, 1970s and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015