Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hillside railway workshops, Dunedin, 1875-2012

One of the indigenous builders of several NZ locomotives, and in more recent times renovator of rolling stock, was hocked off this month to an Australian firm, Bradken, who said they will retain a small part of it and the rest was closed on 21 December, with the loss of 90 jobs. KiwiRail have said they intend to allocate some work to the new owners, while other work will be done at the company's Hutt workshops near Wellington.

All part of the steady demise of rail transport in NZ at the hands of the present government :-(

Channel 9 video

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