Re: Photo: Boxed Automobiles On Flatcars

Rupert Gamlen

As New Zealand’s population was so small, it did not have its own vehicle manufacturers, so vehicle were either shipped here complete or partially disassembled, crated, transported by rail and then shipped here for reassembly. Later, some parts were manufactured within NZ and completely knocked down cars (“CKD’s”), minus those parts which were to be locally sourced, were imported.

“B&W” and “Auckland” would have been the shipping marks, which would have appeared on the bill of lading and on the ship’s manifest to identify the intended recipient. I’ve looked on-line but can’t find a local company with those initials to help with dating the photo.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ


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Sent: Friday, 19 June 2020 12:35 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxed Automobiles On Flatcars


Could B&W be the receiving company?

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR



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