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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 1, 1931)

The Guard's Red Coat

The Guard's Red Coat.

The whole history of the locomotive is reflected in the collection, which is the most interesting of its kind in the world.

The visitor is reminded, first of all, of the days when a guard sat aloft on the carriages at the back of the train and waved a flag. Here are his goggles and red coat.

In this storehouse of memories are old prints of early railway scenes, and cartoons reminiscent of early railway history.

There are examples of historic engines and—joy of the schoolboys’ heart—the very tools with which George Stephenson worked and made his first models.