Story: Railways

Building a locomotive

Hillside railway workshops in Dunedin began building locomotives in 1897. This 1956 film shows stages in the construction of a JA engine, then one of the heaviest in use.

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Reference: New Zealand Railway Magazine. National Film Unit, 1956

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How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Workshops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/21421/building-a-locomotive (accessed 26 August 2019)

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