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There was a week of celebratory activities to mark Palmerston North's beginning as a Borough in 1877. On Wednesday 19 March a scene depicted the arrival of the first train from Wellington at the site of the original train station in The Square. Mr. H.A. Carruthers, driver and his fireman Mr B. Lark are seen in the engine. The locomotive belongs to the WA Class, one of the earliest types of tank locomotives and was constructed at the Hillside workshops. It is unlikely the engine was identical to those in use when the railway was opened.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011P_J83_004818
Title
Palmerston North 75th Jubilee train
Relation
Public Photograph Collection J 83
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Coolstore

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Creation

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
March 19, 1952

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Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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