Logging train with picnic party, 1911

Even bush tramways had their picnic trains. In this January 1911 image, New Year's picnickers perch precariously atop logging wagons near the King Country settlement of Manunui. Such a scene would not have occurred on the more safety-conscious New Zealand Railways' system.

Credit

Alexander Turnbull Library,
Reference: Levesque Collection, F-84474-1/2
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

How to cite this page: 'Logging train with picnic party, 1911', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/log-train-with-picnic-party-1911, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

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