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NZ Railways at war

Page 7 – Further information

This web feature was written by Neill Atkinson and produced by the NZHistory team

Primary sources

  • 5th New Zealand Light Railway Operating Company - War Diary, 5 February 1917 - 2nd November 1918 (R23903840), War Archives [ACID] New Zealand Expeditionary Force Headquarters, Series 24803, former Archives reference WA171, Archives New Zealand

Books and articles

  • Neill Atkinson, Trainland: how railways made New Zealand, Random House, Auckland, 2007
  • Ian McGibbon, Kiwi sappers: the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers’ century of service, Reed, Auckland, 2002
  • Paul Napier, ‘5th (NZ) Light Railway Operating Company: The narrow gauge days’, New Zealand Railway Observer, December 2007/January 2008, pp. 163–8 (part 1), and February/March 2008, pp. 198–203 (part 2)
  • Barry O'Donnell (ed.), New Zealand railwaymen at war 1914-18, KiwiRail, Wellington, 2016
  • S.J. Smith, The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary Force, 1914–1915, Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington, 1924

How to cite this page

Further information, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated