LAUDER STATION REVIVED!
Lauder Railway Hotel, c1914
AMN.26 Central Stories Art Gallery and Museum
The trains stopped rolling into Lauder in 1985 and the station was soon no longer needed and was bought by a private owner where it was moved into a farmer’s paddock.
Through the commitment and passion of the local community, the building was returned near to its original position in 2016. The Lauder Railway Station building was hauled 400m by crane and truck from a private Lauder property and placed beside the railway tracks.
The Lauder Beautification Society raised $120,000, through grants and community fundraisers for the move and restoration. Broken timber was replaced, the building repainted, and it became a key feature once more on the Otago Central Rail Trail.