Story: East Coast region

Transport: train at Gisborne, 1942 (2nd of 2)

Transport: train at Gisborne, 1942

The rail link from Gisborne to Napier was completed in 1942. This photo records the departure of the first train on 7 September, in front of a crowd of 10,000 – nearly 60% of Gisborne’s population at the time.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast region - Transport and communication', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015