Story: Southland region

Invercargill railway yard (2nd of 3)

Invercargill railway yard

The 1870s were a boom time for railway building in Southland. Lines were laid to Lake Wakatipu and western Southland, and between Invercargill and Dunedin. By the end of the decade there was plenty of track for steam engines to run on.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015