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Inscription on reverse reads: “Last train leaving Foxton”

Taken from the north this photograph is of the last railcar to leave Foxton station. A crowd stands on the eastern railway embankment and in front of the railway station. On the track to the west of the railcar is a railway wagon.

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Any use of this image must be accompanied by the credit “Foxton Historical Society”

Update October 2015:

We received an email from Richard Armstrong with a photo and a link to this YouTube video of the last railcar at Foxton:

"Further information for you is that the last passenger train on the Foxton Branch was on Saturday 18th July 1959 hauled by steam locomotive A 601 a YouTube clip of this trip can be seen here: Foxton Last Train 18 July 1959.avi

The last freight train ran a few days after and the line formally closed on the 27th July 1959."

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Last railcar at Foxton

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July 18, 1959

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