Re: Arthur De Maine's Rolleston photo (1971):

Cran Julian

Rolleston's concrete block station building was opened on 17th March 1969 replacing a wooden structure destroyed by fire in February 1967.

Although the SIMT beyond Templeton became single-track in August 1991, Rolleston lost it's island-platform status a number of years earlier,
as 'down line' at Rolleston station was uplifted and double-track ended at northern-end of Rolleston station limits instead..


From: <> On Behalf Of Arthur De Maine
Sent: Sunday, 28 June 2020 2:34 PM
Subject: [nz-rail-geography] Rolleston

Started on scanning some of my old B&W negs, came across this one of Rolleston taken nearly 49 years ago. Rolleston an island station with a Goods Shed and a footbridge. Totally different scene now but still the old concrete block station shelter.
Ja1267 Christchurch - Timaru return excursion.



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