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Westport-Cardiff coal train


A fully laden coal train about to leave Seddonville for Westport. The holding bins used to load the coal can be seen in the background. This photograph was used by the Westport-Cardiff Coal Company in an advertising feature published in 1898. The locomotive is an Fa class (slightly modified, and temporarily called Fb), which was slightly larger than the C class.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: P. Murray Collection 1/2-146481
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

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