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Railway houses of New Zealand / Bruce Shalders.

By: Shalders, Bruce.
Contributor(s): New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Lower Hutt, New Zealand : New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society Inc., 2017Description: 142 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 x 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780908573950; 0908573952.Subject(s): Railroads -- Employees -- Dwellings -- New Zealand | Railroads -- Employees -- Housing -- New Zealand -- History | Architecture, Domestic -- New Zealand -- HistoryDDC classification: 728.088385 Summary: "For more than a century railway staff housing played a major role supporting the effective operation of the New Zealand railway system. This book attempts to tell the story of some of that history"--Page 5.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The previously untold story of New Zealand's iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. This book covers the housing scheme, sawmill and house factory, the railway settlements, the maintenance programme, the house numbering system, and as a railwayman and his family, what it was like living in a railway house, and how railway families interacted socially, often located in distant isolation from towns and cities. The book closes with Government's exit from railway house ownership in the 1990s and a chapter on the railway house survivors that have been lovingly restored by current owners. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era and current day. Railway houses and the nearby railway environment where they were located are extensively featured.

Includes bibliographical references.

"For more than a century railway staff housing played a major role supporting the effective operation of the New Zealand railway system. This book attempts to tell the story of some of that history"--Page 5.