Any old Wellington - Picton rail ferry men will probably remember some of these faces.
From the left are : Captains - John Gordon, Laurie Collins , Charles Palmer, (first name unknown) Anderson and (first name unknown) Gullen.
Captain Palmer delivered the ARAHANGA from Scotland,the ARATIKA from France and the ARAHURA from Denmark. All were excellent ship handlers and had a long association with the rail ferry service. The photo is taken aboard the ARANUI at Wellington.