11 Nov 2014

150 years of rail in New Zealand with Matt Turner

From Nine To Noon, 11:27 am on 11 November 2014

Matt Turner has completed a weighty tome, cataloguing pictures and stories of Rail in New Zealand over the past 150 years. It details the history of how New Zealanders have interacted with trains and railways since first European settlement to more recent times. The hardback book has been produced in association with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). It showcases an array of machines through the decades, and tells of epic feats of construction, the identities and personalities who influenced our rail story, tragedies that gripped a nation, how rail was instrumental in shaping our fledgling and largely agricultural economy, and restoration and renaissance into the modern day.