Story: Historic volcanic activity

Damaged rail carriage (2nd of 2)

Damaged rail carriage

The remains of a railway carriage lies beside a section of rail track; another rests on its side on the opposite side of the river. The Whangaehu River has dropped back to its normal level, but the mud that covers everything indicates the extent of the flood.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Morrie Peacock Collection (PAColl-4875)
Reference: MP-0059-10
Photograph by Morrie Ronald Peacock

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, 'Historic volcanic activity - Ruapehu and the Tangiwai disaster', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, Carol Stewart and Graham Leonard, published 12 Jun 2006