Blue Fern (Train)

Blue Fern (Train)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Blue Ferns, an unofficial name, were temporary replacement locomotive-hauled carriage trains between Wellington and Auckland on the North Island Main Trunk Railway in the North Island of New Zealand, in 1981-1984 and 1989-1990. On Tuesday 18 August 1981 a Silver Fern railcar derailed near Waiouru in the central North Island, killing four people. It was the worst railway accident in New Zealand since the Tangiwai disaster in 1953.Ten days earlier, the Wellington-Napier-Wellington locomotive-hauled Endeavour Express train had its buffet car removed. To replace the damaged railcar the six Endeavour carriages and two matching vans were hastily assembled into a replacement trainset, unofficially named the Blue Fern. The train ran on a 12-hour schedule on Wednesdays, to give the Silver Ferns a day off for servicing.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135776088
  • 9786135776089