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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