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Off the Rails - Good as Gold (Episode 10) Television (Full Length Episode) – 2004 Popular Factual Documentary

Off the Rails - Good as Gold (Episode 10)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2004 Popular Factual Documentary

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Marcus Lush travels from the vast Kaingaroa Forest to NZ's busiest rail junction (at Hamilton), in this installment of his popular and award-winning 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.

Key Cast & Crew

Melanie Rakena

Director, Producer

Phil Woollams

Sound

Frank Phipps

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It’s nice to know you’re never too old to be amazed and surprised.
– Marcus Lush reflects on the stamper battery at Waihi