Story: Bridges and tunnels

Working on the Rimutaka tunnel, 1954

This film captures the moment when the two shafts of the Rimutaka tunnel met. At the time it was the longest rail tunnel in New Zealand, linking the Hutt Valley with the Wairarapa plains.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 22. National Film Unit, 1954

Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga must be obtained before any re-use of this material.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Rail tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/23654/working-on-the-rimutaka-tunnel-1954 (accessed 30 April 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010