Central Railway

Central Railway

Central Railway

Central Railway

Central Railway

Central Railway

Christchurch railway station, with horses and carriages waiting outside

1878

The station was designed in 1875 by John Godfrey Warner who was the railway engineer of the Canterbury Provincial Council. The foundation stone for the building was laid by the Provincial Superintendent William Rolleston on 22 November 1876 and the building opened 21 December 1877. Built of red brick with Cass Peak and White Rock stone facings, at the time of its construction it was regarded as an outstanding example of Gothic architecture.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Source: Ephemera 60 postcards

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD02-0098

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The first Christchurch railway station

Circa 1864

On the broad-gauge line that ran to Ferrymead : trains are no. 1 (Pilgrim) & no. 2 locomotives.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD05-0084

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Christchurch Railway Station

18 April 2015

Area: South West / Addington

Source: Kete Christchurch

Reference ID: CCL-Kete-35963

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Looking at containers in front of Science Alive

October 2010

The former Railway Station located at 392 Moorhouse Avenue

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Source: Kete Christchurch

Reference ID: CCL-Kete-2860

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Construction of Christchurch Railway Station

Circa 1953

Exterior of Christchurch Railway Station under construction along Moorhouse Avenue.

Creator: Albert North

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Reference ID: CCL-Arch978-1-025

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Christchurch railway station, Moorhouse Avenue

1960

A move for the replacement of the 1887 station had begun as early as 1914 with architect's drawings being published in 1938 with the Department of Railways' annual report. War delayed construction and work was not begun until 1953 although the 1938 plans were followed with minor additions. The station was opened on 1 November 1960 by the Minister of Railways, the Hon. Michael Moohan. At the time it was the largest building to be erected in Christchurch for some years apart from the Princess Margaret Hospital. Architects were Gray Young, Morton & Calder; supervising architects, Manson, Seward & Stanton; builders, Wilkins & Davies (foundations), P. Graham & Son (superstructure). Unfortunately by the time it was opened the use of the railways was in serious decline and the building was never used to its full potential.

Area: Central City / Central Christchurch - Southeast

Source: Archive 72, Box 72

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD10-0041

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