Shannon railway station
|Line(s)||North Island Main Trunk|
Shannon railway station is a station on the North Island Main Trunk serving Shannon in the Horowhenua District of New Zealand. It is served by the Capital Connection long distance commuter train between Wellington and Palmerston North.
A simple Class 6 or flag station type building was opened by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR) in 1886 as an intermediate station on the Wellington-Manawatu Line, and was named after company director George Shannon.
In 1893 the original station building was moved to Paraparaumu and replaced by a WMR Class Four building. Later a luggage/parcels room (1902) and a verandah (1910) were added. The replacement building is one of the few remaining physical relics of the WMR, and has a New Zealand Historic Places Trust Class I listing.
Notes and references
- Cassells, Ken (1994). Uncommon Carrier: The History of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, 1882-1908. New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society. ISBN 0-908573-63-4.
- Hoy, Douglas, West of the Tararuas: An Illustrated History of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (Wellington, Southern Press, 1972)
- entry at New Zealand Historic Places Trust website
- Shannon Railway Station in the Cyclopaedia of New Zealand (1897)
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