Raurimu Spiral poster

The Raurimu Spiral is one of the most famous engineering features of New Zealand's rail system. Designed by engineer Robert Holmes, it includes two tunnels, three horseshoe curves and a complete circle. Here, the spiral is celebrated in a 1929 New Zealand Railways publicity fold-out designed by E.M. Lovell-Smith.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-RAIL-1930-01
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: 'Raurimu Spiral poster', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/raurimu-spiral, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

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