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This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 17 September, 1959. "At present railway workers are relaying a portion of the Main Trunk line between Main Street East and Princess Street. They are laying 504ft a day. The photograph shows a gang of workers starting to take metal from under the sleepers."

Identification

Object type
Image
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection
Relation
2017-20
Date
September 17, 1959
Digitisation ID
2017N_2017-20_015299
Format
B&W negative
Held In
Other

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Taxonomy

Tags
1950s,
gravel,
main street,
main trunk line,
manawatū evening standard,
princess street,
railway tracks,
sleepers,
workmen,
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Related items

Films of Rod Matheson - last train trip through Square, demolition of the station and yards over three years
Child Brothers Ltd metal crushing depot and plant, Albert Street
Working on a Road Cutting at Paraparaumu
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A Horse-drawn Road Grader
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