Photograph: Lyttelton

Burton Bros
One black and white photograph of railway tracks between boats on a Lyttelton wharf, looking toward Oxford Street, Lyttelton; mounted on card.
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Dimensions (h x w): 228 x 294mm
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These are not boats. I'd like to discuss with someone about vessel types, it is not entirely straightforward, with someone. Meanwhile, I can say that the raised timber between the tracks are not sleepers but there to provide traction for the horses that pulled strakes of wagons to convenient locations.

- Lex Calder

Posted on 23-05-2020 07:03:03

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