Glass Plate Negative Stereograph Slide: Railway Train at Ferrymead Station

Alfred Charles Barker
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08 Dec 1863
One landscape format black and white glass plate negative stereograph slide depicting a railway train at Ferrymead Station, 8 December 1861.
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Marks/Inscriptions: Railway train, at Ferrymead Station, Canterbury, N.Z., Dec.


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This is the same image as accession 1957.13.135. The Christchurch to Ferrymead railway line opened on 1st December 1863. The photo doesn't look like the 'official' train so it would be some time after that. The track was 5'3" gauge, the locomotive was built by Slaughter, Gruening of Bristol England and the rolling stock by the Metropolitan Carriage Company of Birmingham England. The section to Ferrymead was closed when the Lyttelton Tunnel was opened in 1868 - it's said to be the first branch line to be closed in NZ!

- Brian Wheatley

Posted on 11-05-2020 06:35:56

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