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Waihi Railway Station
Posted by: willbuild
S 37° 23.875 E 175° 50.038
60H E 396792 N 5860346
Quick Description: Waihi Railway Station
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 2:15:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM853W
Waihi Station was completed on 3rd October 1905 in time for the offical opening of the line between Paeroa and Waihi on November 1905. The total cost of the building was $5200. ( 1764 pounds ) The first station master was Mr W J Hessell.
Between 1905 and 1925 Waihi Station was the railhead until the line was extended to Tauranga The line and station was closed in 1978.
The Goldfield Rialway Incorporated operates the line between Waihi and Waikino as a Tourist attraction.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes
Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes
If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The Main line to Auckland to Tauranga is now closed, It is now used by the Goldfield Railways Incorporated.
What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Auckland to Tauranga Line
Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]
Please post an original picture of the station/depot taken while you were there. Please also record how you came to be at this station/depot and any interesting information you learned about it while there.