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The Invercargill-Bluff Railway and
the Bluff School Train
  
by Alex C. Glennie 

The construction of a railway line between Invercargill and
Bluff commenced in 1863, opening for freight and passenger
services in 1867, later carrying schoolchildren from the
1880's until 1967. Problems were many, both financial and
industrial, with a number of injuries and fatalities including
Southland Boys’ High School pupil Francis Dixon.
A scrapbook of information and memories, including
historical photographs, plans, maps, drawings and other
memorabilia from the late 1850’s to the present day, has
been diligently collected and researched by Alex C Glennie
and recorded in this book. As he says, “The story that you will
read is largely from the recollections of those there at the
time or written by others, i.e. newspapers and magazines.
I have not attempted to rewrite history or put my own
interpretation on events.”
This book contains fascinating accounts of the vital link
that serviced the Southland community for over 150 years.

Contents
Foreword 
Introduction
Invercargill to Bluff railroad
Stanley, Greenhills and Campbelltown Police Stations
From the Newspapers
The NZ Railway Tablet System
Invercargill to Bluff Railway Stations along the way
From Bluff Road to Main Highway
Bluff, a Working Railway and Sea Port
Bluff to Greenhills
Invercargill to Bluff Railcar Service
Biographies
Bibliography
Acknowledgements  

Soft cover   l   297x210mm   l   218 pages 
Hundreds of black & white illustrations, some colour

Available via Publisher

Copies are available directly from the publisher,

SBHS Old Boys Association
Phone Alex Glennie 03 213-0492

Phone Ken Bowie 03 218-8751
Email
info@sbhsoldboys.nz



 
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