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Get your Puzzle Fix: The ‘classic’ railway holiday

A Classic Railway Holiday Trip

Come and get your puzzle fix with this classic holiday poster from 1948 advertising a railway trip through New Zealand’s scenic landscape for a classic kiwi holiday. Travelling by train is a great way to explore New Zealand’s beautiful scenery of mountain and forest landscapes. Have you considered travelling by train this school holiday?

Quick Fact:

New Zealand’s railway lines opened up for public travel during the 1870s, connecting remote regions all over New Zealand. As a result the steam operated railway lines became increasingly popular, and railway travel was mostly steam operated up until the 1950s, with diesel and electric trains becoming more popular in the latter half of the 20th century.

Learn more about rail travel in New Zealand here.

How to play:

Use your mouse and left click on any piece on the board, and the piece will follow your mouse. To release a piece, just click again and the piece will stay put. A puzzle piece will snap and stay in position with a piece it belongs to, so keep assembling pieces and you will have completed puzzle in no time. Best of Luck!

Hint: Below is the image for the jigsaw, you can use it as a guide for assembling the puzzle.

Poster advertising a classic holiday train trip in New Zealand in 1948.

New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch. 1948. For your Holidays Travel by Train, ART-2019-20.7. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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