Story: Country towns

Mangaweka railway station, around 1905 (2nd of 3)

Mangaweka railway station, around 1905

Mangaweka was originally a base for building two very large viaducts on the main trunk railway line – the Mangaweka viaduct, 48 metres high and 288 metres long; and the Makōhine, 72 metres high. Both were completed by 1904, and Mangaweka was a station in the backblocks until farming eventually became the reason for its existence.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008