“Railway Stations in New Zealand’s Landscapes”. ISBN 978-927329-20-7. $20.00. Postage free within NZ Overseas postage charged at cost.
48 pages, printed in full colour throughout. A4 portrait format, staple bound. ISBN 978-927329-20-7. $20.00. Postage free within NZ.
A fascinating collection of photographs, taken between 2006 and 2017, showing New Zealand railway stations within their surrounding landscapes.
Reproduced variously in half-page format and double-page spreads, the photographs illustrate a wide range of stations, from the country’s largest (Wellington) to its smallest (Ashhurst), and from some of its newest (eg Onehunga) to some of its oldest (eg Matamau).
Some of the stations are fully active (eg Sunnyvale). Others are situated on active lines, but the buildings are used for nonrail purposes (eg Oamaru), or are derelict (eg Totara Flat). Others (eg Harbourside), are situated on heritage lines.
For some (eg Glenhope), the lines they once served have been removed. Kaiapoi is shown moved off-line and Lyttelton is shown before it was demolished.
The landscapes depicted include Alpine (eg Arthur’s Pass), provincial town (eg Balclutha), remote rural (eg Ruru), suburban (eg Plimmerton) and metropolitan CBD (eg Auckland).
Captions are provided in a separate section to avoid distracting from the images themselves.