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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Reference: Pictorial Parade 145. National Film Unit, 1963
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