125 Years of New Zealand Steam, “Steam on Parade”

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125 years of steam railroading under the Southern Stars, and through the “Southern Alps”. Join the New Zealand National Film Unit for this documentary.

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125 years after the first train ran in New Zealand, steam returned to the rails in a big way with the Ferrymead 125 Celebration. The New Zealand National Film Unit was on hand to catch the action, and with rare footage from the national archives, put together this show, “Steam on Parade” for the 1988 festivities.

Ride the spectacular Midland Line, through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. to the Glenbrook Vintage Railway and Featherston Fell Museum. More than 50 locomotives can be identified throughout this look at steam in New Zealand. Shot on 16mm film and one inch broadcast tape, Perntrex can offer this show on HD Blu-ray as well as standard DVD. New Zealand National Film Unit. Distributed by Pentrex. New to Disc.

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1 review for 125 Years of New Zealand Steam, “Steam on Parade”

  1. Adrian Duncan

    Having visited New Zealand a few years ago and experienced a few great rail routes plus a few preserved steam locos. I found this video very interesting. It’s a bit old, going back to 1988, but it does present the history of steam motive power in New Zealand quite effectively and comprehensively Lots of great shots of some unusual steam locos in action. Any steam buff would really enjoy this one!

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