Story: Rural services

Poster for a farmers’ train

This poster, dating from 1927, advertises a special farmers’ train from Canterbury to the Otago Winter Show. Farmers’ organisations lobbied for and received special rail transport concessions from the late 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-RAIL-1927-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Railways', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008