Story: Canterbury places

Parnassus railway station, 1917

Parnassus railway station, 1917

Until 1912 the main railway north of Christchurch ended at Parnassus. By 1917, when this photograph was taken, the link through to Marlborough was being built. It was not completed until 1945.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Cheviot district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10135/parnassus-railway-station-1917 (accessed 18 April 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015