East Coast Railway under construction

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Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
Photograph of the North Island's East Coast Railway taken during construction.

Construction of the East Coast Railway began in 1912. Building was done intermittently until 1942.

A railway crane, wagons, and several small cabins can be seen in the photograph near the edge of the tracks.

Photographer, unknown.
Date unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 67 x 94mm
Subject date
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 3424 n
Credit Line
gifted by Dr E H J Berry
Other number(s)
m65/51, 3424 n, 76862


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