Marcus Lush travels from the vast Kaingaroa Forest to NZ's busiest rail junction (at Hamilton), in this installment of his popular and award-winng telly love affair with NZ's railways. Along the way, he meets a legless train accident survivor turned motivational speaker; potter Barry Brickell and his 3km narrow gauge railway at Driving Creek; and a collector with more than 2,700 rail related items. There's also a visit to Waihi, turned into a boomtown by gold and rail in the 1870s, which was home to the might and power of the Victoria stamper battery.
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Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)
Another episode from this series
Television, 1981 (Full Length)
A journey along the main trunk line, with Kenneth Cumberland
Short Film, 1970 (Full Length)
An earlier visit to Barry Brickell’s railway
Short Film, 1978 (Full Length)
More Coromandel colonial industry
More gold mining history
Short Film, 1948 (Full Length)
Television, 2003 (Excerpts)
Marcus Lush on an OE
Television, 2007 (Excerpts)
Another Marcus Lush presented series
2005 Qantas Television Awards
Best Information/Lifestyle Programme
Best Director - Non-Drama: Melanie Rakena
2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Presenter Entertaiment/Factual: Marcus Lush
Nominated for Best Documentary Series and Director - Factual/Entertainment