Story: Railways

Railways playing cards

Railways playing cards

These playing cards, featuring the Northerner overnight express and the Silver Fern daylight railcar, were put out by New Zealand Railways in the 1970s as part of a publicity drive. NZR set up its advertising branch in 1915, adding the railways design studios in 1920. It turned out a variety of advertising material, including posters, booklets and the New Zealand Railways Magazine, which appeared monthly from May 1926 to June 1940.

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How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Passenger travel', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 November 2020)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016