[Buses transporting passengers from Temuka railway station after flood damage]; ...


South Canterbury Museum


[Buses transporting passengers from Temuka railway station after flood damage]

About this object

A photograph of buses that transported passengers around a detour caused by the loss of the railway bridge caused by flooding in 1951.

Shows a fleet of buses and passengers around the Temuka Railway Station. This was the first fleet of buses waiting to transport people via Pleasant Point to connect with the northbound express to Christchurch after the normal rail bridge was washed away in the floods of 1951. The printed label in the lower left states over 1,000 people boarded the express, the first train for four days.

Place Made

Temuka, New Zealand

Date Made


Medium and Materials

Paper/Paper, photographic


silver gelatin print


165(H0 x 220(w) mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Temuka Railway Station

Object Type

Print, photographic

Object number


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