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The quarter scale "Da" Locomotive shown taking children on a train ride not long after the Esplanade Scenic Railway opened on 1 November 1969. Originally it was a half mile track running through native bush. Today (2014) a new extension loop takes the railway on a 20 minute ride to the children's playground and back on a track that is 2.2km long. The Esplanade Scenic Railway Society owns and operates the miniature railway in the Victoria Esplanade of Palmerston North. It is one of the largest of its type in New Zealand, with a fleet of three locomotives, ten passenger cars and four specialised carriages for maintenance work. The Society's volunteer crews take turns to act as Guard, staff the ticket office, and drive the trains, and on busy days staff two trains and two stations.

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2007P_Rmin3_RAI_0691
Title
Miniature Railway, Victoria Esplanade
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Rmin 3
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Coolstore

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Victoria Esplanade, Palmerston North
Date
1971

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Palmerston North City Library

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