Story: Investment

Railway cutting

Railway cutting

This massive cutting was at Manawapou on the Foxton–New Plymouth railway. Because of New Zealand’s hilly topography, and the fact that railways needed gentle turns and gradients, there was huge investment by the state in tunnels and cuttings.

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Brent Layton, 'Investment - Māori and colonial investment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010