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This photograph shows Joseph Bodnar on the loop line at Ashhurst Station, 1974 – 1986, during one of his daily track inspection trips between the Longburn and Pohangina Railway Bridges. Joseph and family lived in one of the Whakarongo Railway houses between 1963 and 1966. The Whakarongo Station was closed for passenger services in the 1960s and the station sold and demolished in 1967. The goods yard was officially closed to all traffic in 1983 and the tracks uplifted sometime after. The See ‘A Time of Transition’, by Val Burr, page 18. See Also: Ian Matheson City Archive Research File A175/ 31

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Wh23_009191
Title
Joseph Bodnar on His Jigger
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Wh 23
Date
circa 1985 to circa 1989

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Place
Ashhurst

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rural towns and life,
train tracks,
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