Steam shaped the town of Lumsden, which boomed from the late 1870s as a major railway junction. The Kingston Flyer train took travellers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, where they crossed the lake to Queenstown or to lakeside farms by steamer – most famously the elegant SS Earnslaw.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Lumsden and transport. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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