Taupiri railway station

Taupiri was a station on the North Island Main Trunk line with a goods shed[2] and an island platform,[3] serving the small settlement of Taupiri in the Waikato District of New Zealand.

Taupiri
KiwiRail DL9348 (16003576055).jpg
DL9348 passing site of Taupiri station in 2014
General information
LocationNew Zealand
Coordinates37°36′46″S 175°11′22″E / 37.612859°S 175.189352°E / -37.612859; 175.189352Coordinates: 37°36′46″S 175°11′22″E / 37.612859°S 175.189352°E / -37.612859; 175.189352
Owned byKiwiRail
Line(s)North Island Main Trunk
Tracks2
History
Opened19 December 1877[1]
Closed3 October 1982
(to passengers before 1976)
Services
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Huntly
Line open,
station open
7.31 km (4.54 mi)
  North Island Main Trunk
KiwiRail
  Ngāruawāhia
Line open,
station closed
7.39 km (4.59 mi)

A stationmaster's house and telegraph office were added in 1882[4] and a goods shed at about the same time.[5] There were protests when the stationmaster was withdrawn in 1895[6] and the station was reduced to a flag station,[7] though still staffed.[8] In 1901 this resulted in a case of calves being left at the station.[9]

Traffic grew as shown in the graph and table below.

tickets sales 1883-1896 and 1906-1950 - derived from annual returns to Parliament of "Statement of Revenue for each Station for the Year ended"
year tickets season tickets staff ref.
1883 571 1 [10]
1884 1,100 1 [11]
1885 1,156 1 [12]
1886 976 1 [13]
1887 880 1 [14]
1888 730 1 [15]
1889 998 1 [16]
1890 [17]
1891 1,042 1 [18]
1892 807 1 [19]
1893 1,317 1 [20]
1894 1,658 1 [21]
1895 2,054 1 [22]
1896 1,052 Closed 1 Mar [23]
1906 2,495 4 1 [24]
1907 5,081 18 1 [25]
1908 5,515 16 2 [26]
1909 5,399 9 2 [27]
1910 6,959 14 2 [28]
1911 6,962 15 2 [29]
1912 7,019 16 2 [30]
1913 7,511 12 3 [31]
1914 6,523 [32]
1915 7,033 10 [33]
1916 6,801 24 [34]
1917 6,741 6 [35]
1918 6,270 9 [36]
1919 6,436 28 [37]
1920 6,791 155 [38]
1921 8,217 177 [39]
1922 8,209 174 [40]
1923 8,242 165 [41]
1924 8,661 135 [42]
1925 8,244 94 [43]
1926 7,333 114 [44]
1927 6,727 47 [45]
1928 5,383 36 [46]
1929 5,159 36 [47]
1930 4,906 45 [48]
1931 5,585 66 [49]
1932 4,864 100 [50]
1933 6,106 136 [51]
1934 7,597 151 [52]
1935 7,759 150 [53]
1936 7,411 144 [54]
1937 6,914 143 [55]
1938 7,193 135 [56]
1939 7,121 162 [57]
1940 8,415 173 [58]
1941 9,019 166 [59]
1942 10,673 190 [60]
1943 13,097 118 [61]
1944 12,404 132 [62]
1945 8,746 134 [63]
1946 8,615 100 [64]
1947 5,660 68 [65]
1948 4,118 86 [66]
1949 3,314 120 [67]
1950 2,981 52 [68]
KiwiRail Ef30007 & Dl9008 Heading South (32916109770)

Mangawara Bridges 272 and 273Edit

Wooden trestle bridge 57 was built in 1877 to cross the Mangawara Stream, just north of Taupiri. When the line was doubled in 1938,[69] bridges 272 and 273 were built alongside.[70] 273 (east) was replaced from 2015[71] and 272 (west) upgraded.[72] The replacement used 390 tonnes of steel in two 24m girders connected to 5.5m cross beams.[73] The bridge was the last of 8 bridge[74] upgrades to increase line capacity.[75]

ReferencesEdit

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