NZR


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NZR

abbreviation for
(Railways) (the former) New Zealand Railways
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Early lines were built to link ports, mines, forests and farming districts, but since the 1870s NZR had run regular excursions carrying picnickers, 'pleasure parties' and spectators to beaches, parks, showgrounds, sports events and racecourses.
From the mid-1890s NZR offered extended Christmas and Easter excursion tickets, and joined forces with the country's two largest private tourist operators, the Union Steam Ship Company and Thomas Cook and Sons, to promote combined rail-steamer trips and rail-coach tours of the North Island's 'Hot Lakes District' and the South Island's 'Cold Lakes and Glacial District'.
Half a century after Julius Vogel's grand vision, and having overcome the disruption of the First World War, in the early 1920s NZR stood unchallenged as the country's leading land-based passenger and freight carrier.