This photo shows the dismantling of Foxton's tram and trolley bus lines in March 2023. First installed as a local development and tourism project by local Ian Little in 1989, trolleys and trams were a familiar site in the town for many years. However, upon Ian's passing in 2012 the service gradually ceased, with the last trolley travelling its route in July 2016.
Concerned about the state of the trolley lines, the Horowhenua District Council made the decision to pull them down.
This photograph was taken by Jacob Brookie who used a 1966 Marshal Press camera. These cameras were once the choice of newspaper photographers sent to press stand ups.
Jacob stood on Foxton's Main Street opposite the Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom cultural park. Wharf Street can be seen beyond the two men in the middle ground.