Story: Railways

Dunedin railway station (1st of 4)

Dunedin railway station

Dunedin railway station was opened in 1906. Its decorative features earned architect George Troup the name ‘Gingerbread George’. The station was bought by Dunedin City Council in 1994 and refurbished in the late 1990s. In the 2000s it housed the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame and the Otago Art Society, and hosted just one passenger train – the privately-run tourist train through the Taieri Gorge.

Using this item

Flickr: [email protected]'s photostream

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Stations and refreshment rooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016