Story: Agricultural processing industries

Frozen meat carcasses go by rail

Frozen meat carcasses go by rail

Freezing works were often built near ports and connected by rail. The Railways Department built special refrigerated carriages to keep the carcasses frozen – as seen in this photograph probably from the 1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sydney Charles Smith Collection (PA-Group-00242)
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Photograph by Sydney Charles Smith

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Freezing works, 1880s to the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010