THE RIMUTAKA STORY

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Steam train. Wooden villa. Sign: “NZRLS H.Q. Auckland branch”. Station. Photographer jumping up and down. Moving steam train filmed from the back of a car. Train filmed from a moving carriage. Series of steam trains.

“Sunlander films present The Rimutaka Story”
The opening of the 8.8 km Rimutaka Tunnel, the longest in the Commonwealth, on 3 November 1955.
Steam train journey through the Rimutakas. Crowds at station. Kids hanging out carriage windows
Photographer running out of tunnel [at Mangaroa] with steam train following. Train has sign “Official train 3 November 1955 Rimutaka Tunnel opening ceremony”. The Minister of Railways Mr McAlpine speak from a dais at “Speedy’s Crossing” and Prime Minister Mr Holland cuts a blue ribbon. Officials in carriage of new railcar.
“The End. Sunlander Films”

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Year 1955

Reference number F27510

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Actuality

Duration 0:14:10

Production company Sunlander Films

Credits Photography: Eric F Burns
Director: Eric F Burns

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