Te Kawa railway station facts for kids
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Te Kawa railway station in 1934
|Elevation||48 m (157 ft)|
|Line(s)||North Island Main Trunk|
|Distance||Wellington 506.88 km (314.96 mi)|
|Opened||9 March 1887|
|Closed||17 October 1971|
Te Kawa railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand, located at Te Kawa.
The railway crossed 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) (or 8,000) Te Kawa Swamp to the north of the station on a 60 chains (4,000 ft; 1,200 m) embankment. Culverts were included to maintain the effectiveness of eel weirs in the swamp and provide for the flow of water. A post office was open by 1909 and a drainage board set up, which was extended in 1915, by which time the station was handling traffic for Waikeria Prison.
The line to the south of Te Kawa falls on a 1 in 183 gradient. There was a private siding for grain at the station in the 1970s and 80s.
The station site was sold in 2000.
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