Addington Railway Workshops - Description

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Steam locomotives, passenger carriages and goods wagons were manufactured at Addington. At the peak nearly 2000 men were employed there. In later years Addington specialised in carriage construction and overhaul and wagon construction. At times the shops also manufactured gold dredges and aeroplane components.

As part of the rationalisation of the New Zealand Railways Corporation following deregulation, the workshops closed on 14 December 1990.

On 5 April 1993 a new Christchurch Railway Station opened on the Addington site, and a direct connection was provided between the Main North and Main South Lines. The old main Christchurch Railway Station on Moorhouse Avenue, dating from 1960, was disposed of (see Christchurch Railway Station).

The Addington Water Tower is registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as a Category I heritage item, with registration number 5390.

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