Newspaper Article 2000 – Historic station wins rail award

Historic station wins rail award

HISTORIC Ormondville Station in Hawke’s Bay has won New Zealand’s top rail preservation award.

The Ormondville Rail Preservation Group has spent thousands of hours restoring the station and transforming it into bed and breakfast accommodation since it closed in 1997.

Preservation group members learned they had won the Federation of Railway Preservation Societies excellence award on Saturday, at one of their regular working bees.

“Ormondville has only been saved with the help of thousands of volunteer hours by the 80 members who come from Napier through to Wellington,” group president Paul Mahoney said.

“It now has a steady stream of bed and breakfast visitors who enjoy the ’earth moving’ for them as trains pass through the night.”

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12 June 2000


The Dominion


  • Paul Mahoney

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