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Michael Moohan, Minister for Railways, in front of record breaking 'Moohan Rocket' special ministerial train at Palmerston North Railway Station

Michael Moohan, Minister for Railways, in front of record breaking 'Moohan Rocket' special ministerial train at Palmerston North Railway Station
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Michael Moohan, Minister for Railways, in front of record breaking 'Moohan Rocket' special ministerial train at Palmerston North Railway Station
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Alexander Turnbull Library
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TAPUHI
Description

Shows Minister for Railways Michael Moohan standing on rail tracks and gesturing to the Da1436 diesel electric locomotive stopped at Palmerston North railway station, on a return trip from Auckland to Wellington. Locomotive has sign on front 'Wellington Auckland Ministerial Train 11 1/2 hours 16-18 Feb 1960'. Refers to the record breaking Wellington to Auckland rail trips made by the 'Moohan Rocket' special ministerial train. Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an...

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Date created
18 Feb 1960
URL
http://natlib.govt.nz/records/30629052
Locations
Palmerston North / Palmerston North City
Related subjects
Moohan, Michael, 1899-1967 / World records / Locomotives / New Zealand / Palmerston North

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