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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 27th September 2022. Part 1 of 2.  Born in Otaki maternity home. To Foxton when 6 years old (1951). Father’s work and health problems. Life in Foxton in 1950s. Early interest in trains. Grandfather was a stationmaster. Staff leaving railways in 1950s. Shiftwork. Working in Woodville. Getting steam up in an engine, steps in the process. Using wood and coal. The railway in Foxton. Flax carpets. 

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Audio
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Ross Allen Part 1, being a locomotive engineer - Manawatu Conversations

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Palmerston North
Date
September 27, 2022

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foxton,
oral history,
railways,
steam,

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