Story: Railways

Opening Palmerston North station

The opening of a new railway station at Palmerston North in 1963 by the minister of railways, John McAlpine, was a gala occasion attended by thousands. The new station was at an important junction on the North Island main trunk line, and boasted the latest equipment and facilities.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 145. National Film Unit, 1963

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Stations and refreshment rooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/21413/opening-palmerston-north-station (accessed 25 June 2017)

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