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‘Lady Barkly’ steam engine (1st of 3)

‘Lady Barkly’ steam engine

The ‘Lady Barkly’ was an early Southland steam engine, which ran to Makarewa from Invercargill. The train was always slow, but on one occasion it caught up with a woman herding a cow along the track. ‘Get off the line!’ the driver shouted. Sidestepping the engine, she shouted back, ‘Man, ye’re in an awfu’ hurry this mornin’!’

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Transport, power and other advances', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/20110/lady-barkly-steam-engine (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015