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Wedderburn Station, 11 January 1962, GW Emerson Collection, S33 186.

The Wedderburn Railway Station opened on 1st of June 1900, as the terminus of the Otago Central line and was the highest railway station in the South Island at the time. The wooden buildings  included a stationmaster's room, ticket office, public lobby, and ladies' waiting room. There were also goods sheds, coal and engine sheds, a platform, and other accommodation.

Artist Grahame Sydney featured the goods shed in the iconic 1975 painting 'July on the Maniototo' representing the economic and social changes brought about by railways. The shed was removed to a site 5km away but later returned following public protest and restored. The accompanying Vogel 5 jstation building/ticket office was also returned - the only Vogel 5 station building/ticket office in New Zealand.

Our Highest Station

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